All Saints Soup Kitchen opened its doors for the first time in more than two years on Ash Wednesday. The new location has had to push a restart button in a totally new neighborhood far from the facility that was once located at All Saints Church in Detroit The original All Saints parish was founded November 1, 1896, in Delray, at the time, a community that was not within the city limits. It was, even then, a heavily industrial area, and had a number of immigrants living near the factories in which they worked. So, unlike many other parishes in the city that tended to cater to one ethnic group (Polish, German, etc.), All Saints was a mixed parish.
In 2017 All Saints merged with St. Gabriel in hopes of growing the congregation but rising costs of an aging building mounted and the parishioners were few in number. The church celebrated its last Mass on New Year’s Eve of 2017. The Archdiocese deconsecrated the church and sold it in 2020. It was demolished in March and April 2022. Much of the area was clear-cut for the new Gordie Howe International Bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. During the demolition all of the kitchen equipment was lost in the rubble. The NEW All Saints Soup Kitchen and Pantry has reopened thanks to donations to Catholic Charities and donations of equipment and funds from St. Kateri. The new location is in the cafeteria of the former St. Andrew school.