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In 2008, 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. In his honor, the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen (KBMSK) opened its doors in Greenfield in 2009.
In 2019, the Soup Kitchen will celebrate a decade of providing nutritious meals. This milestone event is complemented by the desire of our organization to continue doing this important work for many years to come. While immediate needs are of constant concern, the future sustainability of the work of the Soup Kitchen is vitally important. In April of 2015, the Board of Directors established The Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen Operating Endowment. The endowment, a component fund of the HancockCounty Community Foundation, can be compared to a savings account or a retirement account….an account where money is saved, invested, and grows over time. A portion of the income generated from this fund provides annual unrestricted support for day to day operations and services.
We are excited to share that, thanks to an anonymous donor, the holiday season presents us with a
unique opportunity to match each $1 gifted to the KBMSK Endowment with another $1. With your help, we can grow the endowment by $20,000! What a wonderful way to kick-off KBMSK’s ten year anniversary!
Please consider contributing. Gifts will be matched through December 31 or until the match money is exhausted…whichever comes first. You may make your donation with a check payable to HCCF-KBMSK Fund or online at giveHCgrowHC.org. Checks should be mailed to:
Hancock County Community Foundation
312 E. Main Street
Greenfield, IN 46140
Attn: KBMSK Fund
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Thank You to Trinity Park United Methodist Church!!
Our friends at Trinity Park United Methodist Church in Greenfield recently held a fish fry to raise funds for the Soup Kitchen. Pictured below is Sara, from Trinity Park, presenting the check to Jill Ebbert, Executive Director of Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen. A huge Thank You to everyone who made this possible!
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|Team Soup Kitchen – Jill Ebbert, Captain|
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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.
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 email@example.com.
KBMSK Board of Directors
Thomas “Skip” Harper, President
Jill Ebbert, Executive Director, Operations Committee, Contact Person
Ed Tschopp, Treasurer
Rose Reiser, Vice-President
Carol Reynolds, Secretary