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 kbmskinc@myninestar.net.

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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.

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
Carrollton United Methodist Church – Platinum Christian Sponsor

Fairview United Methodist Church    Platinum Christian Sponsor

Greenfield Faith United Methodist Church – Platinum Christian Sponsor
Northside Christian Church – Platinum Christian Sponsor
A Step Ahead
Addison Auction – Wayne Addison

Akron Art Musuem

Akron Civic Theatre
All Occasions Hair Salon
American Pump Repair & Service, Inc.

Arrowhead Golf Course

Auto Zone
B&C Hideout
BBQ’N Fools – Grant Ford

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
Charles & Letha Kimbal
Cindy Gray
Chicago’s Pizza
Children’s Museum Indianapolis
Chris & Bobby Jack Wade Jr.
Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Zoo
Columbia Barber Shop – Robert Craig
Comedy Sportz
Comet Kart Sale, Inc.
Conner Prairie
Cooper’s Corner Ladies
Cory’s Automotive
Cracker Barrel
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
Dave’s Meat Market
Debbie Martin
Dellen Automotive Family
Denise Jones
Derby Dinner Playhouse
Dickmann, Reason, Bogigian & White
Don & Marcy Hoffman
Don Miller
Donnie & Rita Munden
Doris Trees
Dr. Christina McQueeny Greenleaf Hearing Healthcare, LLC
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
FedEx Office – Greenfield
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
Guy & Kathleen Vahle
Hancock County Master Gardeners
Hancock Eye Associates
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
Holiday Inn Express & Suites NE Redbank Rd – Cincinnati 
Holladay Construction Group
Home Depot
Homewood Suites by Hilton Akron Ohio
Hoosier Candle Company
Howard & Carole Leuer
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
Jean & Monte Howell
Jennifer Klase
Jerry & Susie Hebert
Jim & Glenna Shelby
Jim & Vicki Kuebler
Jim Dandy’s
Joannie Bowen
Jockamo Pizzza
Joe & Jennifer Swindell
John & Heidi Susong
Judy Buelke-Sam
Judy Ginn – Jafra Consultant
Juliana Stewart
Just Pop In
Kathy Book
Keith & Marna Guenin
Kelsey & Bobby Jack Wade III
Kings Island
Kinsey’s Italian Cafe
Kopper Kettle
Laney Honey
Lark Ranch
Larry & Becky Studebaker
Larry & Laura Creemer
Legacy Cinema
Lincoln Square Pancake House
Live Nation Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Lori Elmore
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
Nicey Frozen Treats
Noodles & Company
Nutty Mutt
Ohio State Reformatory
Old Town Tree Service
On Site Catering – Jim Dawson
Orscheln Farm & Home
Otter Creek Candle
Pajama Patti’s Quilts
Panera Bread
Papa John’s
Park Chapel Christian Church
Pastor Don Barnes – Greater Grace Church
Pat Rosner
Patty Hall
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
Rhythm Discovery Center
Riley & Sons Collision & Mechanical Specialist
Rita Johnson
Rita Trinkle
Roger & Fran Sitton
Ron & Nancy White
Round The Corner Pub
Royal Highlands Golf Club
Rudd Window Cleaning
S.A.L.T. Sisters
Salon De’ Elegance
Sambol’s Tree Farm
Science Central – Fort Wayne
Senie Barnd
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
Tom & Susie Billings
Tony Mead
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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