Capuchin Soup Kitchen - Detroit, Michigan

Feeding Bodies · Nourishing Spirits · Strengthening Communities

Meal Program

Meal Program

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen's Meldrum Street and Conner Avenue dining room sites serve free, nutritious meals each weekday (and Saturdays as well at Conner) to anyone desiring to eat.

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Substance Abuse Services

Substance Abuse Services

Jefferson House offers substance abuse treatment and a “new start in life” to indigent men seeking recovery from addiction.

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Earthworks Urban Farm

Earthworks Urban Farm

Earthworks Urban Farm seeks to promote sustainable agricultural practices, nutrition and care for the Earth. It is a working study in social justice, as well as in being more connected to the food we eat.

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On the Rise Bakery

On the Rise Bakery

The bakery ministry is designed to assist individuals "re-entering" society after bouts of incarceration or substance abuse. The bakers learn a marketable skill while continuing to become men of greater integrity.

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Services Center

Services Center

The Capuchin Services Center distributes (at no cost) food and clothing to people in need, as well as furniture and appliances to families following a stay in an emergency shelter, or who have suffered a household fire.

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Children’s Program

Children’s Program

By means of tutoring and art therapy sessions, a garden club, fieldtrips,and nutrition activities, the Rosa Parks Children and Youth Program offers enrichment programs for children ages 6-14.

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Welcome to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen Web Site

Welcome to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, a ministry of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph. Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, we tend to people’s basic needs, especially the need for food. We also stimulate minds, nourish spirits, and attempt to address root causes of social injustice. Founded in 1929 by Capuchin friars Solanus Casey and Herman Buss, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves the people of metro Detroit. We welcome you…whether you are a guest in need of a hand up, a volunteer willing to assist, or a donor willing to support. Welcome to our ministry.

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Board Member

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Jefferson House welcomes people from all walks of life to overcome addiction.

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Easter in Detroit

Read about the Capuchin Soup Kitchen's Rosa Parks Children & Youth Program celebrating Easter with egg decorating and more, from the Detroit News.

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Mother’s Day Catering

Making plans for Mother’s Day? Let Capuchin Soup Kitchen Catering help you in your brunch or dinner.

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Buddy’s Pizza 38th Annual “Slice for Life” fundraiser

Feed your family while supporting the Capuchin Soup Kitchen! Join us for the 38th Annual “Slice for Life” fundraiser April 28 at all Buddy’s Pizza locations.

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Will You Help Us Serve?

Since 1929, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen has provided food and clothing to people in need. Serving up to 2,000 meals a day, we depend on people like you. Will you help us serve by making a donation? Watch the TV Commercial

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Bonanza Barrel Raffle Winners

New Bonanza Barrel drawings to start April 14.

  • Ms. E. Wolff
  • Ms. R. Hastings
  • Mr. J. LaTorre
  • M/M R Ramus
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