Saturday, February 1 – Breakfast Fundraiser Hosted by Bradley United Methodist Church

Bradley United Methodist Church is hosting a freewill breakfast to benefit the soup kitchen on Saturday, February 1, from 8-10am. Start your day off with sausage patties, pancakes, egg casserole, fruit salad, and hot chocolate or coffee. Come enjoy the food and fellowship with us.

Wednesday, February 12 – Trivia Night Benefitting Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen

Trivia, trivia, trivia! It’s cold outside so take this opportunity to fire up your brain by joining us for another fun-filled evening of trivia while also helping to support operations at the soup kitchen. Reserve your spot right away for great fun, food and fellowship on Wednesday, February 12, 6:00-8:30 PM, at the Greenfield Elk’s Lodge, 820 South State Street, Greenfield. 

$10 per person to play, $10 per team goes into the pot. Winning team takes all! Register your team by calling 317-691-0464 or emailing csrtoys@gmail.com. There will be a cash bar and a dinner basket will be available for $7.

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.


The only word I can find to say is WOW. First I want to apologize for the delay in getting things posted, but things sometimes get so overwhelming here, because we are so blessed indeed. We had many, many, blessings through the holidays, from food drives, volunteers, elves, Santa, singing carols and individuals paying it forward. We’d like to thank each and everyone of you for all your generous donations,in whatever form they came from.
We at the soup kitchen wish you all A Happy and Prosperous New Year. God Bless you All!

More Santa’s Helpers!

 We always love when we have the younger ones doing the hands and feet of Jesus, warms our hearts, our souls. Thank you Grandma and Hailey for being a part of our mission.

 We had some little elves that stopped past Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen and got us all decorated just in time for Mr. and Mrs. Santa to come flying in. Speaking of them, they will be here the eve of December 17 from 5p to 5:45.



Big shout out to Eastern Hancock Students for being elves this year, all your hard work, decorating to perfection, and helping us on our mission.

May you all be blessed in the best possibly way.
Merry Christmas to all!

Thanks for the Thanksgiving Donations!

With tears of joy rolling down my cheeks, the donations we’ve had for our Thanksgiving is unbelievable, we want to thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of our hearts. We also want to give out a special thank you to our friendly hardware neighbors, New Palestine Hardware and Walker family, with their generous donation. Thank you all so very much, have a Blessed Day and a Happy Thanksgiving.

We take great pleasures in thanking Kathy Hall and Erin Lowder,
with the Hancock County Marketing Division of Mibor for the generous and helpful donation.


November 16, 2019 – KBMSK Euchre Night

We want to take time to thank each and every person who came out on Saturday, Nov. 16 to the Elks to play some Euchre. We had a great crowd, good food, and so many laughs! What a nice way to meet your neighbors!!
We’d like to thank the top winner, and thank you so much for giving back. We’d also like to thank the ones that gave all the quarters that were brought but not used, as each quarter feeds a person.
So, God Bless you all for coming out and we hope to see you again next year.

October 12, 2019 – KBMSK 10th Anniversary Carnival

Many thanks to everyone for making our 10th anniversary carnival such a special day.  This was a very important milestone for the community.  To the thousands of people who have stepped forward to help us in any way in the last 10 years, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  We may not have alleviated hunger but we are certainly putting up a good fight.  As I’ve said before, it takes all of us to make a difference.  Mother Teresa said “If you cannot feed 100 people, then feed just one”. Here’s to the next 10 years and to all of you who stand with us to end hunger.

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!



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