Yes, les Restos du Coeur are still all over the place; The problem is that they were never meant to last when they started 34 years ago and now they serve far more people than in the past. That first year they served 8.5 million meals, and now they are serving more than 130 million. There are 2027 centres all over France.
Yes: fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Restos_du_c%C5%93ur This is also in several languages Anyporters speak, including English and Spanish. I remember the dramatic deaths of both Coluche and Daniel Balavoine... I don't know what can be done with all the people who fall through the cracks, even in countries that supposedly have universal health and social measures. I had a very difficult period recently (don't mean homeless or anything, but my main clients retiring themselves) but things are much better now. Have a friend in Paris in a similar situation. He's as educated and pépère as I am.
This "Morris column" (sometimes incorrectly called a "kiosk" which is a newsstand) distributes free gumballs every 10 seconds as publicity for some DC universe movie coming out soon. The reason for the 10 second delay is obviously because of children who never want to leave.