Local 4′s Capuchin Soup Kitchen Telethon to help people in need

Telethon airs on Local 4 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday

Capuchin Soup Kitchen Telethon (WDIV)

DETROIT – Local 4 is hosting its second-annual Capuchin Soup Kitchen Telethon on Tuesday (Oct. 5) to help provide meals and programs to people struggling to cover their basic needs.

The telethon will air live on Local 4 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. It will raise funds to support the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, which has seven programs at five locations in Detroit and serves people battling poverty, hunger, homelessness, substance abuse and other challenges.

The event will begin with Local 4 News at 6 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 8 p.m. Viewers will see live and pre-recorded stories about the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, highlighting how it helps people in need.

Viewers can “be a friend” of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen by phoning in a donation at 313-579-2102 or online at csktelethon.org.

“For more than 90 years, the mission of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen has been one of joyful service to our neighbors struggling through challenging circumstances such as poverty, homelessness, addiction and food insecurity,” said Br. Gary Wegner, OFM Capuchin, executive director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. “This annual telethon allows the Soup Kitchen to carry on its work. We are grateful for the support of so many who in pledging a donation, are giving back and being a friend to those in need.”

The telethon is sponsored by Tom and Carol Cracchiolo, Arrow Strategies, The Boutrous Companies and Comerica Bank.

Viewers can also support the Capuchin Soup Kitchen by bidding on items during a virtual auction at csktelethon.org or by purchasing cash raffle tickets. The virtual auction closes Oct. 15. Raffle tickets can be purchased by calling 313-579-2100 ext. 1159.

Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Founded in 1929, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves Metro Detroit by providing food, clothing and human development programs to the community. In addition to preparing and serving meals at the Meldrum and Conner soup kitchen sites daily, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen also operates an emergency food and clothing pantry and the Rosa Parks Children’s and Youth Program.

The Earthworks Urban Farm program harvests produce from a 1.5-acre USDA-certified organic farm and provides education on sustainable relationships between human beings and the earth. The

Soup Kitchen’s On the Rise Bakery program affords workforce development and skills training for formerly incarcerated citizens. The Jefferson House program, a 12-bed residential substance use treatment facility, assists men seeking to reclaim their lives from addiction.

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen is a ministry of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph, headquartered in Detroit, with ministries in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Montana. The Capuchins are funded primarily by donations and foundation grants. Click here for more information.


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Derick is a Senior Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with Local 4 News since April 2013. Derick specializes in breaking news, crime and local sports.