Free Sack Lunch Pick-up Saturday, March 28

Regarding the Governor’s stay-at-home order executed on March 23, 2020:  The soup kitchen is in the list of essential businesses and as such, we plan to continue operation at this time.  Volunteers are permitted to drive from their homes to the soup kitchen to work a shift.  We will let you know if the situation changes.  

This Saturday only, we will be providing sack lunches from 11-1 at the kitchen.  This will be in PLACE OF the normal take-home sacks on Friday.  Please follow the social-distancing we have in place to pick up your meals.

COVID-19 Update

After meeting with our local Health Department and in accordance with the Governor’s ruling, here is the current plan for operations at the soup kitchen. We will be providing carry out meals only from 11-1 and 5-7 Monday through Friday. Patrons will pick these meals up at the east front door. Please line up in front of our building only. Do not block the doors of our neighbors. The dining room will not be accessible to our patrons as well as the free table or the free refrigerator. Therefore, we are not accepting any of our normal donations for the free table.

However, to help facilitate carry out meals, the kitchen needs paper towels, divided styrofoam containers with lids, plastic silverware, paper plates, and paper napkins. We also need lunch meat, bread, and bottled water at this time. Donations can be made at the west office door but you will need to call first so we can unlock the door.  Donations can be made between 9-11:30 and 1-3:30 M-F.

Volunteers are still needed to prepare the meals but we ask that you not bring children with you, do not come in if you have traveled recently, if you have not been feeling well, or if you have any disease that compromises your immune system. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are not able or comfortable coming in. I’m asking for everyone’s patience as we try to weather this storm.

There has been a whole lot of cleaning going on at the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen. These beautiful creatures from God, gave up their Saturday morning, to do their magic touch. Thank you Eastern Hancock Honor Society eighth grade for all you did for us.

Saturday, March 7 @ 6:00 PM – Party Style Euchre Night Fundraiser

Join us for a fun evening of party-style Euchre on Saturday, March 7, at the Greenfield Elk’s Lodge, 820 South State Street, Greenfield. Registration and food starts at 6:00 – you must be registered by 6:15 and the game starts at 6:30. Reserve your spot right away at csrtoys@gmail.com or text or call 317-691-0464. Remember you don’t need a partner to participate and the top 3 scorers win cash prizes. 8 deals here game and 8 games total. $10 per person (half goes to the soup kitchen and half to the prize pot) and $0.25 for each euchre – Bring quarters! Top 3 scorers win cash prizes. Food available for purchase and cash bar.


Hello Hancock Community Calendar

Have you ever wondered what community events might be coming up or are you looking for ways to share an upcoming community event? The Hello Hancock Community Calendar (https://hellohancock.com) is your go-to source for community events in Hancock County. There you will find listings for fundraisers, music events, fairs, festivals, arts and culture events, health and wellness events, as well as social and community events. Be sure to check the site frequently for upcoming events, and for ways to post your event on the calendar. We are adding a permanent link to the calendar on this website in the right sidebar, to make it easy for you to stay informed!

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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.



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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

David Steinmetz, President
Rita Johnson, Vice-President
Ed Tschopp, Treasurer
Betsy York, Secretary
Donna Butler
Patty Hall
Thomas “Skip” Harper
Rose Reiser
Julie Schuck
Tim Snelling
Chris Wade
Jill Ebbert, Executive Director, Operations Committee, Contact Person