Using the power of cooking and eating together, Resto VanHarte is reducing isolation and increasing social cohesion in our neigbourhoods.
In neighbourhood restaurants, local residents cook and eat together, get to know each other, provide affordable meals, and contribute to a liveable neighbourhood. Some restaurants even grow their own vegetables. The Restos are run by a small team of professionals, but the real driving forces are the volunteers.
Resto VanHarte is a success formula. The first restaurant opened in The Hague in 2005 and by 2018 it had expanded to over 25 cities in the Netherlands. Resto VanHarte has also developed programmes for children from different neighbourhoods in The Hague and is looking into opportunities for cooking classes.
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