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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Br. Ray - Director

Br. Ray shares the history of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s On the Rise Bakery, the corner of McClellan & Gratiot.

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42nd Annual SOCK (Support Our Capuchin Kitchen) Dinner

Help support the Capuchin Soup Kitchen by attending our 42nd Annual SOCK (Support Our Capuchin Kitchen) Dinner, Friday, October 17, at 6 PM. Held in the Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center. We are pleased to announce the 2014 Chairperson will be, Daniel J. Pienta, President and CEO of the Eastern Michigan Business Unit of The Northern Trust Company. Order your 2014 tickets today

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Attention Young Professionals: Please join us for the 7th year of our Second Helping SOCK Afterglow!

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International Day of Prayer for Peace

People of all faiths and cultures are invited to a prayer service to celebrate International Day of Prayer for Peace. Bishop Michael J. Byrnes will lead the “Everyone has a Right to Peace” service at St. Bonaventure Monastery Chapel.

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Solanus Casey Center’s Fall Franciscan Series

(Sundays, 9/28, 10/26, and 11/9) Are you enthused about Pope Francis' Franciscan approach to spirituality? If so, join us at the Solanus Casey Center’s free Fall Franciscan Series examining the charism of St Francis of Assisi. It will be facilitated by internationally known Franciscan experts. All are welcome.

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Bonanza Barrel Raffle Winners

Congratulations and thank you for supporting the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. This week's winners are:

  • Patrick and Beverly Callahan
  • Jan Kersjes
  • Eugene and Joyce Martin
  • Patrick and Beverly Callahan
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