Holiday Food Box Program

Download flyers and shopping list.

Capuchin Community Services provides central city families in need with food baskets that contain all the fixings for a holiday meal, complete with a turkey so they are able to prepare a festive meal in their home for their families.  

Empowerment Classes are offered to participants. Topics include financial management skills, nutrition classes and communication strategies. In the photo below, Br. David Hirt, Capuchin teaches a poetry class. 

We are always looking for partners who can assist us with this community-building ministry. Businesses, organizations, parishes, and schools are welcome to team an effort for a holiday food drive. 

  • Your group can collect food for the boxes we send home at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Download a copy of our shopping list to share with others.
  • We can deliver the food basket boxes to your church, workplace or school in sets of 25 strapped flat.
  • At the completion of your food drive, your group fills the boxes.  (The boxes have the list printed on the side to make filling them easy.)
  • We return to pick up the filled boxes.

Learn more about the Holiday Food & Toy Drive in this short video.

We can mail a DVD that demonstrates the very real for our central city sisters and brothers for your "kick-off" or "wrap-up" events.

Volunteers Needed: Help our Holiday Food Box Drive by sorting food and preparing holiday boxes for our distribution. Volunteers are needed Nov. 1 to Dec. 22, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM.
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We thank all of our 2017 corporate, foundation, church and individual sponsors of this year's Capuchin Holiday Food Box drive including those displayed above.


We can customize any of the materials available on our website for your group. Here are some sample materials you can use to encourage people to help donate food for a drive:

Shopping List (pdf) for the Holiday Food Box--to print & distribute to your group.

Capuchin Holiday Service Opportunities Flyer with lists - 2 pages (pdf)--Flyer designed to be shared with key decision makers. Lists on back designed  to be shared with members. 

Please contact Mike George, Volunteer Coordinator, with any questions: 414.933.1300, ext. 1113 or