Important Message from Our Director

Dear Friends,

S.O.S.!!  Please rally around us again!  We are in need of a new roof on the lower half of our building.  1600 sq. ft. has to be replaced because of poor workmanship from 2 prior new roofs and condensation.  The condensation has compromised the integrity of the plaster & lathe ceiling making this now a safety concern.

This unexpected $18,000 cost is not something our budget can handle without your help.  Please spread the word of our need to all your friends.  I’m trying to reach at least 1800 people to donate $10 each so we can continue our mission in a safe, well-maintained building.  Search your hearts and help with whatever you are comfortable with.

You can donate through PayPal on our website www.kbmsk.org by indicating “roof repair” in the space for purpose.  Donations may also be dropped off here at 202 E. Main St., Greenfield, In 46140 or mailed.  All donations are acknowledged with a tax deductible receipt.

Thank you in advance for your continued generosity.

KBMSK Director Chosen as Torchbearer for the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

Our own Jill Ebbert is one of 20 people in Hancock County selected to be a torchbearer during the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay this fall. 2200 Hoosiers will pass the torch along a 3200 mile route through each of Indiana’s 92 counties. The relay begins on September 9 in Corydon and culminates on October 15 with a celebration on the grounds of the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The relay will pass through Hancock County on Friday, October 14, from 3-7pm. There were 59 people nominated in Hancock County and 20 were chosen. The letter from the governor stated that “torchbearers are Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region, or state.” Congratulations, Jill!


Rotary Club Award

The Rotary Club of Greenfield recently honored our own Executive Director, Jill Ebbert, with the 2016 John Long Memorial Vocational Service Award for her untiring dedication and love for those who need a free warm meal. CONGRATULATIONS! This is a very well deserved recognition.




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
Roger Sitton, Vice-President
Jill Ebbert, Executive Director, Operations Committee, Contact Person
Ed Tschopp, Treasurer
Bob Benefiel, Secretary
Judy Crist
Jim Hahn
Patty Hall
Amy Mattingly
Jessica Pickett
Rose Reiser
Carol Reynolds
Chris Wade

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