Hey Folks, The Weekend Is Almost Here, And Boy Are We Getting Ready For The NFL Playoffs. That Being Said, Let’s Keep In Mind The Folks Who Need A Little Extra Help This Time Of Year. The Focal Point Of Today’s Shelter Spotlight is The Capuchin Soup Kitchen located in Detroit, Michigan.

Each week they serve over 2,500 meals and each year the supply nearly 300,000 lbs of food to the hungry and homeless in the surrounding areas. Founded in 1883, they are one of oldest Soup Kitchens in the United States. They are located at 4390 Conner Ave., Detroit, MI 48215 and can be reached by phone at: (313) 822-8606.

 

Since its inception, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen has depended on the time and efforts of others in the community who shared our concern and commitment to the poor. At the heart of our mission is the service of the many volunteers that donate their time on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Whether preparing food in the kitchen, serving meals to guests; planting, weeding or harvesting in the Earthworks garden; hanging clothing, building pantry boxes or packaging meat in the Services Center; tutoring or mentoring a child or assisting in the Arts program at the Children’s Library, volunteers provide the extra pair of hands, the warm smile and caring attitude that make the Capuchin Soup Kitchen what it is. The hours of service given by volunteers translates into over 30 additional full time staff that would have to be employed to serve those who come to our door. The generous gift of time given to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen by volunteers insures that we are able to return eighty-nine cents of every donated dollar to direct client services“. – From their website: http://www.cskdetroit.org

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1/3/2010 Shelter Spotlight

January 3, 2010

Hey There Readers, I Hope You Are Enjoying The New Year !! Today’s Post Comes To Us From Monroe County, Indiana. Thats Right, There’s An Organization Called The Community Kitchen of Monroe County And The Efforts They Have Displayed Are Outstanding. They Are A Multi-Tiered Organization Focusing On The Elimination Of Hunger In Their Community. I Would Like To Personally Congratulate Their Organization On Reaching Several Milestones This Year When It Came To Total Meals Served. Way To Go !!! They Are Not Only Very Involved In The Hunger Elimination Project, But They Also Host A Wide Range Of Events Throughout The Year. So If You’re In The Area And Have A Few Hours To Lend A HAnd, Stop On By. Feel Free To Give Them A Ring At (812) 332-0999.

“At Community Kitchen our mission is to work, alone and in collaboration with others, to eliminate hunger in Monroe County and surrounding areas through direct service, education and advocacy. Our philosophy states that Community Kitchen provides free nutritious meals, nutrition education, referrals to other agencies, and a clean, comfortable social environment for patrons, staff and volunteers. Through daily operations and educational outreach, Community Kitchen works to educate the public about the extent of hunger in Monroe County, explain probable causes of hunger, and provide ways to respond to hunger needs. The agency’s ultimate goal is for individuals to achieve regular access to an adequate diet through normal means. A soup kitchen is not considered “normal” means, but rather a “safety net” for people who have not yet achieved food security on their own”. – From Their Website – http://www.monroecommunitykitchen.com