Capuchin Soup Kitchen announces Dave and Peggy Meador as 2018 SOCK Dinner Chairs

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen is pleased to announce DTE Energy’s Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Dave Meador and his wife Peggy will serve as the 2018 chairs for the organization’s 46th annual Support Our Capuchin Kitchen (SOCK) Dinner. The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 at Cobo Center’s Grand Riverview Ballroom in Detroit.

Peggy and Dave Meador are strong advocates for reducing barriers to employment for those who have employment challenges and special abilities, providing high-quality human services and enhancing the quality of life for residents in Detroit and the surrounding communities. 

"The Capuchin Friars and the staff of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen are honored that Dave and Peggy accepted the invitation to chair our 46th annual SOCK event,” said Br. Jerry Johnson, executive director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. “Their advocacy work in the community to enhance lives and accessibility to resources resonates well with the mission of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. They have worked hard to better the lives of fellow Detroiters, and we are grateful that the Meadors are partnering with us.”

In his role at DTE Energy, Dave oversees information technology, procurement, fleet, facilities, corporate communications as well as government, corporate and public affairs. He also oversees philanthropic giving and leads the company's efforts to be a force for growth and prosperity in the communities where DTE serves.

“The Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves the community’s most critical needs by providing nutritious meals, access to human services as well as opportunities to train and prepare residents for the workforce,” said Dave. “These efforts will directly impact the city’s ability to rebuild the middle class. I am proud to chair this annual event, and encourage everyone to support Capuchin in its mission to positively change lives.”

Dave is co-chair of Mayor Duggan’s Detroit Workforce Development Board and is involved in various community and civic activities. He is the co-founder and chair of Autism Alliance of Michigan’s Board of Trustees, the Hudson-Webber Foundation, the Downtown Detroit Partnership and Business Leaders for Michigan. Dave also serves on the Michigan Humane Society Executive Committee as Vice Chair, the Wayne State University Foundation Board and is an Emeritus Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts. He is also a Director of Amerisure Companies, one of the nation’s leading providers of commercial insurance.

Peggy is a full-time mother and grandmother. She is a relentless advocate for children and adults on the autism spectrum, owners of service dogs, and for enhancing Michigan’s special education programs and employing adults with disabilities. Peggy co-chaired the Michigan Humane Society’s 2018 Bow Wow Brunch.

Tickets to the 46th annual SOCK event are $275 per person and include dinner, cocktails, musical entertainment, silent auction and an afterglow event. To order tickets, call 313-579-2100 (ext. 153) or order online at

About the Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Founded in 1929, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves Metro Detroit by providing food, clothing, and human development programs to the people of our community.  In addition to preparing and serving up to 2,000 meals a day, it operates a shower program, emergency food pantry, and a tutoring and art therapy program for children. It also distributes household items and clothing. Its Earthworks Urban Farm harvests six tons of produce from a two and a half acre organic farm, and educates the community in regards to sustainable relationships between human beings and the earth.  The Soup Kitchen’s On the Rise Bakery assists individuals "re-entering" society after bouts of incarceration or substance abuse.  In addition, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Jefferson House--a twelve bed residential treatment facility--assists indigent males seeking to reclaim their lives from addiction.

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen is a ministry of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph which is headquartered in Detroit. It is funded primarily by donations, receiving no government assistance.