Welcome, Friends of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen!

The Bocce with the Brothers fundraiser is celebrating its tenth year with an evening of fan-favorite activities—including unlimited bocce ball, live entertainment, delectable cuisine, and a live and silent auction. 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Whether you are here for the first time or are joining us again, we warmly welcome you.

We are grateful to you for supporting the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. Established in 1929, the CSK–as the organization is affectionately known–has by now served millions of meals and touched thousands of lives. Over the years the menus have become more sophisticated (although soup is still a much-beloved staple!) and the services more comprehensive. Currently, over two thousand meals are served daily, and that is probably the agency’s most enduring claim to fame. But in addition, children are now tutored and offered art therapy sessions. Addicted men are provided residential, substance abuse treatment services. Homeless males are instructed in the art of baking bread. Adults of either gender are encouraged to join CSK-sponsored self-help groups. And anyone interested is invited to learn about vegetable growing and bee-tending at the CSK Earthworks Urban Farm.

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s six programs are lively and active. All of that life, that activity, is made possible by the generosity of our supporters. We thank you for being one of those supporters, and invite you to visit one of the sites and observe for yourselves all the good that your generosity makes possible. “In the meantime, enjoy this 10th Annual Bocce with the Brothers fundraising event.


Michael Schodowski

Host and Sponsor of Bocce with the Brothers

Br. Jerry Johnson, ofm cap

Executive Director


1st Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order

1820 Mt. Elliott Street

Detroit, Michigan 48207-3485

tel (313) 579-2100, ext. 201
fax (313) 922-0404


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Thank you in advance for your support!