2019 Arctic Dumpster Dive Fund Raiser

We are pleased to report that our Arctic Dumpster Dive Fund Raiser was a huge success. We raised $590 for the Soup Kitchen! Thanks to all who helped or participated in this event. Click here to view photos of our fun event.

April 13, 2019 – Leap of Faith Dinner/Auction Fund Raiser

Ok-no more Miss Nicey-nice.  We’ve got hungry people to feed.  April 13 is our Leap of Faith Dinner/Auction and I need items guaranteed to start a bidding war.  If you have any of the following new items that you just don’t need, please consider donating them to us:  Gift cards, money, time share vacations, diamond ring, red ferrari, 10,000 sq. ft. house, or even a gently-used yacht, etc.  I was given “Hulk Hands” today so help me out or face my wrath!  Much love, Jill

THANKS to our Wednesday morning crew for preparing another delicious meal at the soup kitchen.

$1 for $1 Match Money for Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen Operating Endowment

Great news to share again about this wonderful community we live in.  An extremely generous anonymous donor gifted the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen Operating Endowment fund with a $10,000 dollar for dollar match for the end of the year.  We not only were able to raise that amount but exceeded it by another $916.  So, once again, blessings abound here at the kitchen and our endowment increased $20,916.  My heart is so full of gratitude to everyone who helped us reach this goal.

Thank You to Anytime Fitness!!

Many thanks to Anytime Fitness for their generous contribution to Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen. We love our community friends and supporters!

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!



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
Rita Johnson, Vice-President
Ed Tschopp, Treasurer
Betsy York, Secretary
Greg Ford
Patty Hall
David Hedge
Rose Reiser
Tim Snelling
David Steinmetz
Chris Wade

Jill Ebbert, Executive Director, Operations Committee, Contact Person

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