Trivia Night Fund Raiser – June 13
Join us for a fun evening of trivia on June 13 starting at 6:00 pm at the Elks Lodge, 820 S. State Street, Greenfield. Proceeds will benefit Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen. Gather your friends and form a team. Cost is $10/person with $10/team going into the pot. The winning team takes all!
To register your team, call the soup kitchen at 317-462-9900, or email email@example.com.
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Second Annual Super Sleuthing through the Streets of Greenfield Fund Raiser – June 15-17
Put your detective hats on and follow the clues through the streets of Greenfield at your own pace June 15 – 17. Clue sheets will be available for purchase beginning June 1 from 8am-7pm at the soup kitchen for $20. The sleuthing begins at the soup kitchen as you walk your way to the answers for each clue. Return your completed clue sheets to the soup kitchen on Monday, June 18. The 5 people with the most correct answers will win some exciting prizes. Have a great time as you discover the “Sherlock Holmes” in you!
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A Word From Our Director
I have a couple of pieces of BIG NEWS to share! First of all, I wanted to let you all know that our HUGE project installing a fire-suppression hood in the kitchen is finished and things are back to normal in the kitchen. So many thanks to all who pitched in to help in all of the many moving parts, especially to our volunteer project leader Darvin Fentner. We could have never done it without his leadership and expertise and we are truly grateful! Our second piece of BIG NEWS is we have a total for our Leap of Faith Dinner and Auction and you are not going to believe it! We raised a net total of $48,417.30!! Thank you so much to all who donated, sponsored, cooked food, set up tables, bought auction items, attended the dinner or helped in any way contribute to a successful event! I speak for the board of directors when I say that we have the absolute best and hardest working staff and volunteers in the world. We are truly humbled by all that you do! Thank you all for coming together to serve our community! – Jill
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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