Capuchin Soup Kitchen broken into overnight on Detroit's east side; computer equipment stolen

DETROIT – The Capuchin Soup Kitchen on Conner Street was broken into Tuesday morning.

A preliminary investigation is underway, and it appears someone gained entry through a window.

Staff members said that no money is kept at the facility and computer equipment was stolen, but it is unknown what else was taken.

“It is very demoralizing,” Brother Jerry Smith said. “We’re up and running this morning and we plan to be here. To me it’s a reflection on our society and our world that people are so desperately poor that they would burglarize a place that hopefully is trying to be supportive of the community.” 

The soup kitchen was founded in 1929 and serves Metro Detroit by providing food, clothing and human development programs to the people of the community.

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Nick joined the Local 4 team in February of 2015. Prior to that he spent 6 years in Sacramento covering a long list of big stories including wildfires and earthquakes. Raised in Sterling Heights, he is no stranger to the deep history and pride Detroit has to offer.