40,000 Pounds of Giving – December 10, 10AM – Noon

Food donations will be accepted towards the 11th Annual 40,000 Pounds of Giving effort at the Greenfield Kroger from 10 AAM – Noon. Please bring your food donations to help with this effort which will help all organizations that provide food to others.

Thank You from KBMSK for Your Support at Our Community Sock Hop

Thanks to everyone who came to our community sock hop held Sat. Nov. 17.  It was a great crowd and lots of laughs.  A special thanks to our basketball players and cheerleaders, referee Bud, prop runner Sharon, DJ Darry Hood, dance instructor Stacey Poe of Rhythms by Stacey, Penny’s Florist, Pop INdy, EHHS Jag Students, Legacy Cinema, Hancock Hope House Thrift Store, Kid’s Play, and all the many volunteers who helped in any way.  Congratulations to King Jim and Queen Abby and to our birthday princess, Cheryl!  On behalf of the soup kitchen, God’s Open Arms, Hancock County Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, and Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Hancock County, bless you for your support and thank you for the donations.  Save your dancing shoes and practice the hula hoop for Blast from the Past 2017!  Jill

You can see fun pictures and a video on our Event Photo Album page.

Young Girl’s Generosity Benefits KBMSK

For her 5th birthday, Riley asked that everyone donate to KBMSK rather than giving her birthday presents. How awesome is that? We greatly appreciate her generosity and selflessness in helping others. Thanks, Riley!


Thanks! from our Director

Dear Friends,

I’m so pleased to finally be able to tell you that we met and exceeded our $18,000 goal needed to replace the roof.  To date, $19,320.84 has been donated.  We have enough extra money to also fix the interior damage in our back kitchen.  Words cannot express my personal gratitude to each and every one of you who stepped up to my plea.  The most amazing thing about this is the money was there on paper in less than 1 month.  I just wanted to wait until all the promised donations came in before making this announcement.  Because of your generosity, I was able to withdraw the $15,000 capital grant I had requested from Hancock County Community Foundation and whatever money we might have been fortunate enough to receive can now be awarded to hep another non-profit.  The replacement has been scheduled for mid-September, one month before the cold weather deadline.  Blessings to all of you!  Love – Jill

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
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
Jessica Pickett
Rose Reiser
Carol Reynolds
Chris Wade

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