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

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s On the Rise Bakery sells its baked goods at Detroit Catholic churches on Sunday mornings.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Package

Partner with the Capuchin Soup Kitchen Catering to bring an organic Thanksgiving dinner to your family and support our work in Detroit. 

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42nd Annual SOCK (Support Our Capuchin Kitchen) Dinner

Thank you for your support of the 42nd Annual SOCK Dinner. A special thank you to our SOCK 2014 Kitchen Cabinet event sponsor Daniel Pienta, President and CEO, Eastern Michigan, Northern Trust Company.

You can assist the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in our mission to provide one of life’s basic necessities - food - to all people.

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Solanus Casey Center’s Fall Franciscan Series

(Sunday, 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:

  • Patricia Wynn
  • Karen Forsythe
  • Cindy Shadeck
  • Rosemary Nelson
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