Riley Festival

We want to thank everyone who helped, visited, donated, bought raffle tickets or baked goods during Riley Festival. We greatly appreciate your support!


October 12, 2019 – KBMSK 10th Anniversary Carnival

Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen invites you to celebrate our 10th anniversary with us on October 12 from 1-5pm.  We are celebrating with a carnival featuring food, games, prizes, and millions of hugs!  This is a free community event to thank everyone who helped us get where we are today.  Please join us for fun Saturday afternoon.  Contact us at 317-462-9900 if you would like to be one of our “dunked” people in the dunk tank!

Congratulations to our Trivia Night Winners!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Trivia Night fund raiser. Congratulations to Team “Get Rich or Die Trying”!

Thanks to the Cleanup Crew from Outlook Christian Church!

What a blessing this group was!  They have a wonderful “Outlook ” on the meaning of a servants heart!  Thank you for tackling cleaning day and helping us with bringing in all the goodies from Fill a Truck.  

Thank you Outlook Christian Church.

Strike Out Hunger Bowling Fund Raiser

Drumroll please!!!!  All the remaining donations have come in for our 2019 Strike Out Hunger Bowling event and the grand total is $31,678.63!!  I am so thankful to everyone who helped make this possible.  A “thank you” hardly seems adequate for such extreme generosity but please know it is only through your loving kindness that we can serve our people so well.  Go to sleep knowing that every dollar donated to the soup kitchen makes someone’s life a little easier.  Bless you all – Jill 

Visit our Event Photo Album page to see some fun photos from the bowling event. This list shows that our friends are always willing to step up and help people in need. We cannot express enough gratitude in words to everyone involved in making this event a success each year.  This will impact so many and make lives so much easier, and for that we are ever so grateful. Please thank all of our generous sponsors and donors:

Hoosier Glass – Silver Corporate Sponsor

Howell Custom Homes – Silver Corporate Sponsor

MSP Seals – Silver Corporate Sponsor

New Palestine American Legion #182  – Silver Corporate Sponsor

 Avery Dennison – Bronze Corporate Sponsor

Custom Exteriors, Inc. – Bronze Corporate Sponsor

Elks Club  – Bronze Corporate Sponsor

J. R. Wortman Co., Inc.  – Bronze Corporate Sponsor

Kiwanis – Bronze Corporate Sponsor

NineStar Connect – Bronze Corporate Sponsor

Sertoma  – Bronze Corporate Sponsor

Tsuda – Bronze Corporate Sponsor

 Abbo Candle Co.

Advanced Disposal CGS

All American Picnic

Allegra Printing

Arrowhead Golf Course

BBQ’n Fools

Bookkeeping Plus, Inc.

Bradley Hall Events

Bradley United Methodist Church

Brandi Craig

Colour’z Hair Art Studio

CSGK Inc-Lincoln Square Pancake House

Dan Strahl, John Apple, Steven Elsbury Attorneys

Dave’s Café

Dave’s Express Care Car Wash

Dellen Auto

Dickmann, Reason, Bogigian & White

Edward D. Jones

Erlewein Funeral Home

Express Care

Fiano Landscaping

Forty Financial

Frosty Boy

Greenfield Christian Church

Greenfield Conservation Club

Greenfield Rotary

Hancock County Democrats

Hancock County Republicans

J & J Engineering

J. Evelyn Confections – Greenfield Chocolates

Jensen Pawn

Joyner Homes

Karen, Scott & Buddy

Kemper CPA Group

McCord Insurance

McGauley Realty



Memorial-Brad VanGundy

Memorial-Jessica Barnhart

Mid-State Truck Equipment, Inc.

Moore’s Repair

Mt. Comfort RV

Muegge Heating, Cooling, Plumbing

Office 360

OnSite Caterer

Pence, Brooks, Bolander & Shepherd Insurance

Penny’s Florist Home Décor & More




Riley Rug Busters

Seals Funeral



Steffey-Hatoway Insurance

Sue Mize – Remax

Superior Mower

The Greenfield Grind

Tillett Financial

TLC Grooming

Toni Dudley – Remax

VFW Brewer Culley Post 2693

Thanks to our Volunteers!

Pictured below are a few of our wonderful volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you!!

These angels came to help us deep clean. They did an amazing job. They blessed the world for sure!!!

These five darlings came to help us with a extra special project! They surpassed all expectations and were a tremendous team! Love and hundreds of hugs to the youth from New Palestine United Methodist Church.

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!

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Upcoming Events  


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

Thomas “Skip” Harper, President
Rita Johnson, Vice-President
Ed Tschopp, Treasurer
Betsy York, Secretary
Greg Ford
Patty Hall
David Hedge
Rose Reiser
Tim Snelling
David Steinmetz
Chris Wade

Jill Ebbert, Executive Director, Operations Committee, Contact Person