Capuchin Services Center to unveil revamped Free Choice Food Pantry Sunday

(WXYZ) - Capuchin Services Center will unveil its Free Choice Food Pantry during an open house on Sunday, May 17.

The grand opening celebration will take place from 1-3 p.m. and include a blessing of the building and a short program at 2:30 p.m. Tours will be available, and light refreshments will be provided by the Soup Kitchen's On The Rise Bakery. 

Capuchin Services Center, a program of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, has reengineered its food pantry to resemble a small grocery store, complete with reach-in freezers and coolers, vegetable and fruit islands, bread and pastry racks.  Each guest is granted a designated number of pounds of food, based on family size.   Non-perishable items and frozen meats are included in the poundage total, but ice cream and perishable items are not. Rather, they are available without limitation.
The clothing distribution area was also redone with an emphasis on providing a more retail feel to the shopping experience. Shoppers now have a much easier time finding clothing items, as the racks are arranged in a consumer-friendly manner.
Donations of food, clothing, appliances and furniture in good condition are gratefully accepted.

Founded in 1929, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves Metro Detroit by providing food, clothing, and counsel to those in need.  You can learn more about  the ministry by visiting

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