January 25, 2021

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Capuchin Soup Kitchen meeting the needs of metro Detroiters this Thanksgiving, despite COVID-19

(WXYZ) — This Thanksgiving, Capuchin Soup Kitchen continues to meet the needs of hungry metro Detroiters, offering Thanksgiving meals “to-go” at the Connor Kitchen Site.

It’s one of two locations where metro Detroiters can come for freshly-prepared to-go meals during the pandemic, and on Thanksgiving, they can stop by to get a special Thanksgiving to-go meal, or, eat inside the dining room. There is a capacity limit of 32 people right now.

Capuchin has been feeding metro Detroiters for more than 90 years, and this year with the pandemic causing an even greater need for their services, they received a $100,000 boost from Comerica Bank, which helped fund holiday food drives.

Earlier this week, families were able to pick up 30-pound pantry food boxes for Thanksgiving, and it’s happening again just before Christmas.

Capuchin Soup Kitchen Executive Director Brother Jerry Johnson joined 7 Action News to talk about how the pandemic has affected their Thanksgiving operations this year.

The group has really focused on the holiday food drives this year, but in addition to that, they serve about 1,500 meals on any given day and also operate a shower program, emergency food program and tutoring program for kids.

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