Coronavirus

*** Last updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:20 am ET ***

Adjusted Hours and Services at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Capuchin Services Center site, 6333 Medbury

Drive-through food distribution as well as access to Capuchin Services Center social workers has been available since the beginning of the pandemic. Up until July 6, the days of service were Tuesday through Friday. After July 6, they were adjusted to Monday through Friday. On Monday, August 17, instead of drive-through food distribution, we returned to inside services for guests, including clothing distribution, continued access to social workers, and our "Shoppers Choice" food pantry.

In addition, on August 17, we resumed accepting in-kind donations Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. We will make an announcement when volunteer services resume at this site.

1264 Meldrum meal program site

Starting on Wednesday, April 8, our 1264 Meldrum meal program site will continue serving “to-go” meals outside with these new hours: 8:30 am - 9:30 am and from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Mondays through Fridays. Our client advocate will be available.

4390 Conner meal program site

Starting on Tuesday, April 7, our 4390 Conner meal program site will continue serving “to-go” meals outside from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Mondays through Saturdays. This food will be prepared and brought over from the Meldrum meal site.

Our Jefferson House residential treatment program for formerly homeless men continues to function as well as our On the Rise Bakery/R.O.P.E. (Reaching Our Potential Everyday) residential program for men who have recently been released from prison or have completed a substance abuse treatment program. Our bakery has switched from retail sales to producing exclusively for our soup kitchens. Our Rosa Parks Children’s Program has been temporarily suspended. Our Earthworks Urban Farm program remains functioning with only minimal staff to keep the seedlings propagated and healthy for future distributions to community growers, and for the soup kitchen food supply. At all of our sites, we are focusing on our most basic operations so that we can keep some of our staff at home but still be able to provide for social work services and basic food supply for those we serve. Each week brings new challenges so please be watchful for further announcements.

Volunteer services

Earthworks Urban Farm has resumed volunteer services. Volunteer services are suspended for all other Capuchin Soup Kitchen programs and sites, including the Meldrum and Conner meal program sites.