Community Page proudly supports the hard work and dedication of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit, Michigan. The Capuchin Soup Kitchen works tirelessly to help improve the lives of those in need, serving the spiritual and basic needs of their community members. Our company assists this organization through multiple annual fundraising events. This includes Benefit on the Bay, Bocce with the Brothers, and A Gouda Evening. also gives at least 10% of its company profits annually to the Capuchin ministries.

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen Then and Now

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen was founded on core Franciscan beliefs more than 125 years ago, inspired by St Francis of Assisi. The philosophy and tradition of the Capuchin's is based upon the idea that the Good News is available to all people, rich or poor, and that service to those in need is truly a service to a greater cause. The Capuchin's strive to uphold these essential values by caring for those who require aid or assistance.

Today, the Detroit Capuchin Soup Kitchen is involved in the local community in many ways. They have two meal program sites - Conner and Meldrum - which serve full-course, nutritious meals to hundreds of men, women and children. Their Services Center provides emergency food, clothing and medical care to area residents. They also have Earthworks Urban Farm, a 2.5-acre organic urban farming program within the city limits in an effort to restore balance to the environment and community, providing sustainable local agriculture. In addition, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen provides counseling and support services for those in recovery from addiction with On the Rise Bakery. This program is a structured and safe work environment for anyone currently in recovery or having recently been released from prison - to be reintegrated with the community in a productive and rewarding way. For younger children in need of help and support, they also offer the Rosa Parks Children & Youth Program which includes after school tutoring, art therapy, a lending library, summer camp and much more. The Capuchin Soup Kitchen also offers a full professional catering service for local events that benefits and helps financially sustain the Kitchen’s many programs.

The Capuchin Mission

  • Tend to people's basic needs, especially the need for food

  • Strive to stimulate minds and nourish spirits

  • Work to understand and address root causes of social injustice in our community.

  • In all we do, we seek to build alliances with others who share a commitment to this vision.

In addition to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, has also continually donated to other local nonprofits in need of storage, including Friends of Foster Care, Saint Louis Center, Selah’s Center of Hope, and many more.

If you would like to learn more about the Capuchins, make a financial or time donation, or otherwise get involved, we encourage you to be a part of a truly life changing experience - for you
and for those you help.