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Economic Well-Being Lear Supports Capuchin Soup Kitchen

Lear Supports Capuchin Soup Kitchen

For years, Lear and its employees have been supporters and volunteers of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, a Detroit-based non-profit that provides people in need with food, clothing, employment and spiritual care.

Each year, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves over 560,000 individuals through its kitchens, food pantry and shower program. And Lear employees are regular volunteers, spending over 150 hours of their time during the past month, with Information Technology (IT) team members stocking shelves and helping organize the food pantry, and the Marketing Communications team preparing food and serving lunch. The company encourages involvement with the Capuchin Soup Kitchen through employee resource groups.

President and CEO Ray Scott and wife Maria have also been serving as honorary chairpersons of Capuchin this year, culminating with the 47th annual Support Our Capuchin Kitchen (SOCK) Dinner, which took place Friday, Sept. 27, at TCF Center in Detroit. This year marked the 90th anniversary of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and more than 800 guests attended the fundraiser. Ray and Maria were recognized as honorary chairs and spoke about their experiences with the charity.

"Any contribution can make a difference – from a child being tutored by a volunteer, to a man getting a second chance at life, to a mom who needs to get some groceries for her family. Volunteering support for the Capuchins' mission has been a humbling, enlightening experience for me," Maria said.

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen sites serve more than 1,700 meals every day to those in need and are always grateful for volunteers. Aside from feeding the hungry, the Capuchins also offer a food pantry, tutoring programs, employment opportunities and after-school programs. To learn more about the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and volunteer opportunities, visit

Posted on 11/4/2019

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