Capuchin Soup Kitchen to host Benefit on the Bay

By: Brendan Losinski | Advertiser Times | Published July 26, 2017

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The 24th annual Benefit on the Bay for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at MacRay Harbor, located on Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township. 

The event will include appetizers, dinner, dancing, beer, wine and desserts. There will be live auction items, plus a silent auction that will feature more than 100 items. Speed artist Dave Santia will be creating portraits as a live auction item. Music at the event will include jazz and easy listening ensemble Un-Synced, musical group Same Old Guys, as well as the Capuchin Soup Kitchen Choir.

“The Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s mission is to feed bodies, nourish spirits and strengthen communities, and they do all this without government funding,” event organizer Mike Schodowski explained in a press release. “The soup kitchen feeds 2,000 people a day, tutors children, provides groceries and clothing. The soup kitchen’s organic urban farm produces more than 6 tons of healthy food. They help men getting out of prison learn a trade. They help people with their sobriety and to overcome addictions. The Capuchin Soup Kitchen does so much for the community.” 

Early purchasing of tickets is encouraged, as the event often sells out. Tickets cost $65 per person and are available by calling (313) 579-2100, ext. 153. All of the event’s proceeds will benefit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.