Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen Operating Endowment Fund

In April, 2015, the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen Operating Endowment Fund was created under the administration of the Hancock County Community Foundation.  The endowment fund opens the door for an additional source of operating income – a “forever” fund to provide a perpetual stream of operating income.  This income can be utilized by our organization to help support day-to-day operations and services for generations to come.  In addition to cash gifts, an endowment fund benefits greatly from gifts made through wills, retirement plans, charitable annuities and trusts.
If you would like to make a contribution to the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen Endowment Fund, please contact Mary Gibble, President, Hancock County Community Foundation, 312 E. Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140 (317) 462-8870.  Online gifts can be made at: giveHCgrowHC.org “Donate Online”.  Your generous gifts allow us to strengthen the long-term financial security of our organization as we focus on our mission to serve and create a brighter future for Hancock County.

5th Annual “Leap of Faith” Dinner/Auction – April 9, 2016

Our 5th annual “Leap of Faith” dinner/auction was held on April 9, 2016, at Park Chapel Church in Greenfield. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the auction and who made a donation.

BIG NEWS!!  Additional monies have continued coming in after our 5th annual Leap of Faith Dinner/Auction, but I think I can now share our amazing total.  Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful donors and volunteers, the soup kitchen netted $31,520.87!  Isn’t that an enormous blessing?  Words can’t begin to express my appreciation to everyone involved in getting us that number.  This event is our biggest annual fundraiser to support operations and, because of all of you, it gets bigger every year.  I’d like to share a little history with you to emphasize the community’s overwhelming generosity to us.  Just 5 short years ago, our first  dinner/auction netted $3,000.
I never dreamed KBMSK would grow as quickly as it has since our 2009 opening.  To date, we have served over 148,000 meals.  Each of you have contributed more than you will ever realize to the success of this blessed mission.  Always remember you are a vital part of the soup kitchen and are planted firmly in my heart.  You continue to make someone’s life a little easier each day.  Peace and blessings to all of you – Jill.

Please take a minute to thank all the wonderful donors who are helping the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen continue to serve our community.

Many THANKS to our Donors:

A Step Ahead
Adam Rickert
Addison Auction
All About U Family Hair Care
Amity United Methodist Church
Amy & Danny Mattingly
Angie’s List
Applegate Insurance Agency
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Auto Zone
Automotive Specialist, Inc.
Bamboo Garden
BBQ ‘N Fools
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
Better Being Float Center
Bills Automotive
Blue Apron
Bluebird Restaurant
Bob & Della Benefiel
Bob Bogigian
Bob Cherry
Bob Evans Farms
Bobbie Woeste
Bookkeeping Plus
Brad Hancock Shelter Insurance
Bradford Builders
Brandywine Lapidary
Brawner Greenhouse
Bridget Foy
Buck Creek Winery
Bunge Grain
C & T Design &  Equipment Co. Inc – Corporate Sponsor
C.I. Linen Service
Carol Houston
Carol Reynolds
Central Restaurant Supply
Chicago Bears
Chicago’s Pizza
Chris & Bobby Jack Wade Jr.
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Zoo
Clara Trusty
Cletus & Debra Lamm
Climb Time Indy Indoor Rock Climbing
Clowes Memorial Hall
Columbia Barber Shop
Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Cory’s Automotive
Courtney Bow
Cracker Barrel
Crackers Comedy Club Broad Ripple
Creation Museum
Cris Souther
Crystal Starkey Edward Jones
Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church
Custom Exteriors
D & L Transmission
Dairy Queen – Cumberland
Dairy Queen – Greenfield
Dan Strahl & John Apple
Dark Armies
Dave’s Meat Market
Debits & Credits
Debrand Fine Chocolates
Diane Gerstle
Dickmann, Reason, Bogigan & White
Don & Marcy Hoffman
Don Rigo
Doris Trees
Dragon Palace
Drury Hotel  Louisville
Drury Hotel  Sharonville/Cincinnati Ohio
Ed & Sally Veenjuizen
Ed Tschopp
Elaine Thorsteinson
Elks Greenfield Lodge No. 1720
Erlewein Mortuary
Evertt Andrews
Farmers Insurance Randy Cox
Financial Reliance Inc.  – Claudia Pope
Firehouse Subs
Florida Cracker BBQ
Footlite Musicals
Fort Wayne Childrens Zoo
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Frazier History Museum
Gary Bardonner DDS
Georgia Knotek DDS
Gina Shortz
Go Ape
Goodrich Quality Theatre
Goods Candies
Goody’s Gray Auto Brokers
Greek Islands Restaurant
Greenfield Chocolates
Greenfield Dental Health Care
Greenfield Fire Department
Greenfield Jewelry & Coin
Greenfield Veterinary Clinic
Greenleaf Hearing Healthcare LLC
Greenwalt Development Group LLC
Greg Cross CCM Marketing Agency
Hair’s Red Salon
Hancock Eye Associates P.C.
Hancock Office Supply Plus
Hancock Regional Hospital – Corporate Sponsor
Heartland Resort
Highsmith Guns
History Museum  South Bend
Hollyhock Hill
Home Depot
Hoosier Motor Club
Hyatt Fort Wayne
In Home Care Inc
Indiana Carpet Care
Indiana Fever
Indiana Grand Racing Casino
Indiana Pacers
Indiana Reperatory Theatre
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Indians
Indianapolis Zoo
Inman’s Towing
Inskeep Ford
Insurance Professionals Janice Hatoway
Island Girls Mimi, Connie, Susan, Lori & Donna
Ivy House Bed & Breakfast
Izzybug Photography
J & J Engineering
Jack & Pat McQueeney
Jack & Son’s
Jackson Well Drilling
James & Susan Cherry
Java Junction
Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center
Jean Ellis
Jeff McClarnon
Jennifer Flynn
Jennifer Klase
Jessica Green
J. L. Custom Photos LLC
Jiffy Lube
Jim & Vicki Kuebler
Jim Dandy’s
Joan Bowen
Jockamo Pizza
Joe & Patti Jurisa
John Owen
Joyce & Paul Scholl
Judy & Joe Crist
Judy Buelke-Sam
K&S Holdings, LLC Terry & Stephanie Longworth
Karen Lee
Kathy Book
Kentucky Horse Park
Kevin and Nancy Rogers
Kingen Gun Club
King’s Island
Kinseys Italian Café
Kopper Kettle Inn
L & S Underground
Lesley K. Gilbert DDS
Let’s Paint 4 Fun
Lewis & Jill Ebbert
Lincoln Square
Linda Carpenter
Lois Coe
Louisville Zoo
Lucinda Anderson
Margo Detzler
Mark’s Gunsmithing
Marlins Plant Kingdom
Marna Guenin
Marsh New Palestine
Mary Todd Lincoln House
Michael & Duane Elsbury OD
Mike & Heather Denney
Mike & Susan Broome
Mohawk United Methodist Church
Montana Mike’s
Monte & Melody Zapf
Mood Hair Salon
Moore’s Repair Service
Mystery Café at the Milano Inn
New Palestine United Methodist Women
New Palestine Veterinary Clinic
Newport Aquarium
Noah’s Brandywine Animal Hospital
Nutty Mutt
Oasis Trucking & Landscaping LLC
Orscheln Farm & Home
Our Dedicated Volunteers
Palette & Paper
Panera Bread
Papa Johns
Park Chapel Christian Church
Patric & Penny McClarnon
Patty Hall
Peggy Wheeler
Penny’s Florist Shop Inc
Pine Ridge Pet Resort LLC
Pittsburg Steelers
Pritzke & Davis
Reed & Jan Tarwater
Rita & Randy Johnson
Rob Young  Proverbs 356 LLC
Roger & Fran Sitton
Rose Reiser
Round the Corner Pub
Roy Wilson
Royal Highlands Golf Club
Rusty Low’s Collision Center
Sandy Kinnaman
Schreiber Lumber
Science Central Fort Wayne
Segway of Indiana
Service Engineering
Simmons Auto
Skip & Sharon Harper
Smith Implements
Squire Boone Caverns
Steak ‘n Shake
Steve & Ann Blue
Steve Foreman
Stillinger  Family Funeral Home
Story Inn
Strike Force Lanes
Subway Estep. Inc.
Sunnyside Greenhouse
Super 8
Superior Mowers
Susan Collins
Sweet Shop
T. J.’s Chimney Service
Tammy Haywood
Team Image
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
The Handlebar
Tom & Susie Billings
Tony Mead
Tuttle Orchard
Tyner Pond Farm – Corporate Sponsor
VIP Nails
Westwood Veterinary Clinic Dr. Jeffery Hansen
White Water Canoe Rental
WhiteWater Valley RailRoad
Willows Basketry & Yarn House
Winters CPA Group
Ye Olde Head Shoppe



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To Serve the Sheep of Jesus Christ regardless of their race, religion, gender, orientation, medical diagnosis, mental capacity or criminal history by providing their immediate need for nutritious meals.


Our vision is that Greenfield, Indiana will be a city on a hill where the world will see that a community can exist without hunger.

History KBMSK Memorial

The soup kitchen was inspired by the spirit of Kenneth Butler who was once a fire chief in Greenfield.  He was a man who dedicated his time to helping those in need through truck-stop ministries, prison ministries, and taking in homeless people. So, when a small group of dedicated people initiated the renovation and creation of the soup kitchen, they felt there was no better person to memorialize than Chief Butler.  Remodeling of the building began in December, 2008, and the kitchen opened its doors to the public on October 12, 2009.  All remodeling was done by volunteers and funded by the community.  The support  of our volunteers and the community continues to be amazing.

If you have questions or are interested in helping out, contact Jill Ebbert at the Soup Kitchen, 317-462-9900, or via e-mail at kbmskinc@myninestar.net.

KBMSK Board of Directors

Thomas “Skip” Harper, President
Roger Sitton, Vice-President
Jill Ebbert, Executive Director, Operations Committee, Contact Person
Ed Tschopp, Treasurer
Bob Benefiel, Secretary
Judy Crist
Jim Hahn
Patty Hall
Amy Mattingly
Rose Reiser
Joyce Scholl
Chris Wade

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