Founded on core Franciscan beliefs, the Capuchins developed a religious mission to live and work among the poor, providing both spiritual counseling as well as meals and nourishment. 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.
The Capuchin Mission
The Capuchin Soup Kitchen Today
The Detroit Capuchin Soup Kitchen is heavily involved in many initiatives that help improve the well-being of the less fortunate members of our community. In addition to the Meal Program that serves full-course, nutritious meals to hundreds of men, women and children each day, the Services Center also provides a Substance Abuse and a Spiritual Care Programs, open to anyone that seeks it. The Soup Kitchen has established and maintains 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.
Everything we do at Capuchin Soup Kitchen is made possible by the generous donations. Learn More
Nearly all types of household items, appliances and of course, food is gratefully accepted. Learn More
Gifts Of Time
We always have volunteer opportunities for jobs such as: helping serve meals in the kitchen, working in the garden, tutoring children and teens, plus many more! Learn More