Annual Leap of Faith Fundraiser – Saturday, April 14

Many thanks to those of you who joined us at our Leap of Faith Dinner and Auction. The kitchen is entirely funded through grants and private donations, so your support is crucial and greatly appreciated.

We so incredibly blessed and thankful for all of the sponsors and donors who make this event possible. Huge thanks to the following who have sponsored the event or donated items for the auction. Please be sure to patronize our donors and thank them for their support.

Alston Construction Company – Gold Sponsor
Modernfold Inc. – Gold Sponsor
Westport Homes Inc. Silver Corporate Sponsor
County Materials – Bronze Corporate Sponsor
Elwood Staffing Services Inc. – Bronze Corporate Sponsor
Novelty Inc. – Bronze Corporate Sponsor
State Auto Insurance Companies & Jennifer Klase – Bronze Corporate
Northside Christian Church – Platinum Christian Sponsor
Carrollton United Methodist Church – Platinum Christian Sponsor
Greenfield Faith United Methodist Church – Platinum Christian Sponsor
Fairland United Methodist Church – Platinum Christian Sponsor
Park Chapel Christian Church
BBQ’N Fools – Grant Ford
Addison Auction – Wayne Addison
On Site Catering – Jim Dawson
Central Restaurant Supply
Cracker Barrel
Dave’s Meat Market
Needler’s Fresh Market
A Step Ahead
Akron Art Musuem
Akron Civic Theatre
All Occasions Hair Salon
American Pump Repair & Service, Inc.
Arrowhead Golf Course
Auto Zone
Beautiful Beginnings Floral Shop Inc.
Behringer – Crawford Museum
Belle of Louisville
Bennett Law, LLC
Blue Chip Casino
Bluebird Restaurant
Bobbi Woeste
Bookkeeping Plus Inc.
Brew 52
Buchanan Group
C&T Design and Equipment Co. Inc
Carolyn Rushton
Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
Central Restaurant Supply
Chicago’s Pizza
Children’s Museum Indianapolis
Chris & Bobby Jack Wade Jr.
Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Zoo
Columbia Barber Shop – Robert Craig
Comedy Sportz
Conner Prairie
Cooper’s Corner Ladies
Cory’s Automotive
Creation Museum
Creative Gatherings Facilitators Kristie Ruling & Melissa Mayberry
Custom Exteriors Inc.
D & L Transmissions
Daily Reporter
Dairy Queen Greenfield
Dan Strahl / John A. Apple Attorneys at Law
Dane & B.J. Erlewein
Dave & Joella Hedge
Dellen Automotive Family
Denise Jones
Derby Dinner Playhouse
Dickmann, Reason, Bogigian & White
Don Miller
Doris Trees
Drury Hotels – Louisville
E-gineering LLC
Eiteljorg Museum
Elaine Thorsteinson
Evansville Museum Koch Immersive Theatre
Evansville Otters
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
eXplore Brown County
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Famous Dave’s BBQ
Farmstead Inn & Conference Center
Fatty’s Cycle
Firehouse Subs
Footlite Musicals
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
Fort Wayne Escape Room
Fort Wayne Museum Of Art
Fort Wayne Tin Caps
Fralich’s Landscape
Fred Applegate Insurance Agency
French Lick Resort
French Lick Scenic Railway
Friendship Botanic Gardens
Frosty Boy Drive-In
Funny Bone Comedy Club Restaurant
Gary & Kathy Oden
Gents Barbershop
Gray Auto
Greenfield Banking Company
Greenfield Chocolates
Greenfield Window Tinting
Hancock County Master Gardeners
Hancock Office Supply Plus
Handles Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt
Harriman Material Handling
Harry & Izzy’s
Hawk’s Tail Of Greenfield
Heidi Orth
Highsmith Guns
Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Airport
Holladay Construction Group
Home Depot
Homewood Suites by Hilton Akron Ohio
Hoosier Candle Company
Hyatt Place Fort Wayne
Indiana Carpet Care
Indiana Caverns
Indiana State Fair
Indianapolis Indians Baseball
Indianapolis Museum Of Art
Indianapolis Racquet Club
Indie Art Studio
Indy Fun Trolley Tours
Inman’s Incorporated
Inskeep Ford
Iron Skillet
JAC Insurance & Financial Service
JD Bear, Inc c/o Jerry Rogers
Jennifer Klase
Jim & Vicki Kuebler
Jim Dandy’s
Joannie Bowen
Jockamo Pizzza
Joe & Jennifer Swindell
John & Heidi Susong
Judy Buelke-Sam
Judy Ginn – Jafra Consultant
Just Pop In
Kathy Book
Kings Island
Kinsey’s Italian Cafe
Kopper Kettle
Laney Honey
Lark Ranch
Larry & Laura Creemer
Legacy Cinema
Lincoln Square Pancake House
Live Nation Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Lewis & Jill Ebbert
Louisville Zoological Garden
Luellen Gustin
Maley Design
Mama Corolla’s
Marion Kay Spices
Matt & Missy Earles – CBMC Lighting
McCalister’s Deli
Mesker Park Zoo
Miller’s Jewelry
Miriam Rolles
Mission BBQ
Moore’s Repair Service
National Museum of the Great Lakes
Needler’s Fresh Market
New Palestine United Methodist Church
Nicey Frozen Treats
Noodles & Company
Nutty Mutt
Ohio State Reformatory
Old Town Tree Service
Orscheln Farm & Home
Otter Creek Candle
Pajama Patti’s Quilts
Panera Bread
Papa John’s
Pastor Don Barnes – Greater Grace Church
Patty Keesling
Paul’s Nursery
Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant and Club, Home to Hilarities 4th Street Theatre
Pioneer Service Solutions
Pizza Hut
Pizza King
Pottery Hound
Pristine Electric, LLC
Raggedy Dog Grooming
Reitz Home Museum
Riley & Sons Collision & Mechanical Specialist
Rita Johnson
Rita Trinkle
Roger & Fran Sitton
Round The Corner Pub
Royal Highlands Golf Club
Rudd Window Cleaning
Rythm Discovery Center
S.A.L.T. Sisters
Salon De’ Elegance
Sambol’s Tree Farm
Science Central – Fort Wayne
Severance Hall
Shadowbox Live
Simmons Auto Repair Service Inc.
Speck’s Pet Supplies
Sprinkle CPA, LLC
Stanfield Auto Sales
Stanley Black & Decker DeWalt
Steak ‘n Shake
Steve & Jean Ellis
Steve Foreman
Story Inn
Strike Force Lanes
Summit County Historical Society of Akron Ohio
Sundae’s Homemade Ice Cream & Coffee Company
Sunnyside Greenhouses
Super 8
Sweet Shop
The Dinner Detective – Cleveland
The Island Girls
The Links Golf Club
The Playhouse In The Park
Tour of Italy
Tropicana Hotel
Tuttle Orchards, Inc
USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc.
Wayne & Jan Hatoway
Wednesday Morning Crew
Western Ribeye & Ribs
Westland Friends Church
Westwood Veterinary Clinic LLC
“Willowes” Earth Weavers
Winding Ridge Golf
Ye Olde Head Shoppe
Y-Not Pizza




IT’S HERE!!!! The long-awaited new commercial stove has been installed in the kitchen. Thank you to ALL who contributed money, prayed and shared! And thank you to all the volunteers who have been cooking on the residential stoves in the summer kitchen and carrying food!!



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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

Thomas “Skip” Harper, President
Jill Ebbert, Executive Director, Operations Committee, Contact Person
Ed Tschopp, Treasurer
Patty Hall
David Hedge
Rita Johnson
Rose Reiser, Vice-President
Carol Reynolds, Secretary
Tim Snelling
David Steinmetz
Chris Wade

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