A social initiative for the homeless, featuring food, cultural goods and poems


Since November, 2022

In collaboration with 1 mafé pour tous nonprofit organization, Utopie and Liberté bakeries, Caran d’Ache, SVR, Yvon Lambert bookshop, Manu Solidaire and author Josiane Asmane

Since November 2022, Thanks for Nothing team, 1 mafé pour tous, the Utopie and Liberté bakeries and author and journalist Josiane Asmane have been organising twice-monthly distributions of meals, hygiene products and cultural goods, with the support of Caran d’Ache, SVR, the Yvon Lambert bookshop and the cook Manu Solidaire, for homeless people and refugees on the streets of Paris.


The mission of the FOOD & POEMS project is to provide material but also poetic and cultural support to homeless people.

It combines: the food aid campaigns organized by the founders of Thanks for Nothing since 2015, the food aid action carried out by the 1 mafé pour tous nonprofit organization, the will to collect unsold products from Utopie and Liberté bakeries as well as the “Poetry saves life!” project created in 2021 by Josiane Asmane.

In concrete terms, the teams distribute: meals donated by 1 mafé pour tous, unsold products from Liberté and Utopie bakeries, hygiene products (offered by SVR, among others), cultural and creative goods (offered by Caran d’Ache and the Yvon Lambert bookshop) collected from cultural partners as well as poems selected and written by Josiane Asmane.

Since the launch of the project:

  • Almost 600 meals distributed
  • Almost 600 books, cultural goods and hygiene products distributed
  • 2 sessions per month
  • 30 volunteers generously involved


1º Donate

All proceeds will go to purchasing additional food, sanitary products and cultural goods to be distributed.

2º Donate in kind

All donations are useful: packaged food that can be easily preserved, bottles of water, hygiene products (sanitary napkins, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste), socks, blankets, cultural and creative goods (books, notebooks, pencils, markers).

Contact us to find out where to drop off your donations:

3º Join our volunteers distribution team

Become a volunteer and take part in the distributions!

To receive practical information on how to take part, please email us at:

Partners: 1 mafé pour tous, Utopie and Liberté bakeries, Caran d’Ache and SVR
The nonprofit organization Refugee Food also contributed to the food aid initiative.