Celebration of LIfe’s Moments – August 26

The voting is over, but there is still celebrating to be done. Please join us at the Celebration of Life’s Moments event this Saturday, August 26, from 2:00-3:00pm. The event will be held inside Stillinger Family Funeral. Please park in the parking lot and enter through the front doors.

Address: 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140-2707

They will be recognizing the top 15 finalists, taking their pictures and announcing the overall winners as well as drawing the voting winner during the event so please plan to attend. If you could please show up as close to 2:00 as possible, that way you don’t miss KBMSK’s name and story being recognized and you don’t miss the announcement of winners. Reminder: ALL WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. If you are the lucky winner and are not there to claim your prize, it will go to the next runner-up. If you voted, you should also plan to attend since they will be drawing the voting winner during the event and you will also have to be present to claim your prize. The event is open to the public so please feel free to bring your friends, family and other supporters!

Stillinger Family Funeral Home is offering a grant through a program called Celebrate Life to a non-profit, a student, and an adult. We were chosen along with 4 other non-profits to be a finalist! The non-profit with the most votes wins.   #CelebrateLife

August 27 – Strike Out Hunger Fundraiser

Strike Out Hunger Bowling Fundraiser is August 27, 2017, at Strike Force Lanes in Greenfield.  Registration begins at noon and bowling is from 1-4pm.  This is a great family-friendly fun event and is our second largest annual fundraiser with a goal of $30,000 to be used for operations.  We are seeking corporate sponsors, bowling teams, and lane sponsors.  Please contact Jill at 317-462-9900 if you are looking for a good time on a Sunday afternoon while helping to support our beautiful mission.

For more information, view/download the event flyer by clicking here.

You can see a list of our generous corporate sponsors by going to the event page.

September 13 – Trivia Night Fund Raiser

Join us for an evening of fun at our Trivia Night! Gather up your SOUPER smart friends and form your team. Square off in a SOUPER game to benefit a SOUPER cause and have a SOUPER fun night. The fun starts at 6:00 PM at the Greenfield Elks Lodge, 820 S. State Street. A cash bar and $5 cheeseburger baskets will be available.

$10/person to play. $10/team will go into the pot, winning team takes all.Register your team by calling 317-462-9900 or by emailing kbmskinc@myninestar.net.

Click here to download a flyer.

July 15, 2017 – Deep Cleaning Day

Saturday July 15 was our deep cleaning day. Members from Park Chapel Church came to do the job.  A big thank you to each one for a job well done.


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
Judy Crist
Patty Hall
David Hedge
Rita Johnson
Amy Mattingly
Rose Reiser
Carol Reynolds
Chris Wade

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