April 29 Fund Raiser Hosted by Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison is hosting a breakfast fundraiser for us this Saturday, April 29, at the kitchen from 8-11am.  They will be serving sausage, pancakes, hash browns, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice, chocolate milk and coffee.  Start your day off right by helping the kitchen as all freewill proceeds go toward kitchen expenses.  See you there!

6th Annual Dinner/Auction Fund Raiser – April 22, 2017

Our 6th annual “Leap of Faith” dinner/auction is fast approaching on April 22, 2017 at St. Michael’s Parish Life Center. Doors open at 5pm and dinner begins at 6pm followed by a live auction. Tickets are $40.00 per person.

We are in need of your support to make this event a success, so we can continue to fullfill our mission of serving and feeding those in need.  There are several ways you can help:

  1. Attend the event and participate in the auction. You can purchase tickets online by clicking on the Donate button on the lower right side of this page and entering a donation amount to cover the number of $40 tickets you want, and indicating that it is for Leap of Faith Auction tickets.
  2. Donate items for the auction. Auction item donations must be received by March 24. You can download a letter that explains more about this here.
  3. Become a corporate sponsor. By sponsoring our event, your business will be recognized on our program, website, and Facebook page. You can download a letter that explains more about this here.

To view a list of our generous donors, click here to visit the event page.

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
Judy Crist
Patty Hall
Amy Mattingly
Jessica Pickett
Rose Reiser
Carol Reynolds
Chris Wade

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