2020 Drive Through Volunteer Appreciation Day

This is a day we where we celebrate the service of our dedicated volunteers. Typically, we have a big party in the dining room but the drive through is our COVID-19 version. A huge THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers!

Special Donations!

We are so thankful for donations such as these. On the left are Dick Laird and Brent Reece presenting checks from their respective State Farm Insurance agencies. On the right is Nick Ludlow from First Merchants Greenfield presenting Jill a check. Your support means the world to us and helps us help those in need. THANKS!

Thanks for your Support at the Riley Jeep Fest

We want to thank everyone who came out and supported us on June 13 at the Riley Jeep Fest. Thanks to your generosity, we netted over $3400! That was AMAZING! There were over 250 jeeps that participated. Extreme gratitude to Jason and Tisha Myer for organizing the Jeep Fest.

Huge thanks to our many sponsors:

Capones Speakeasy in Shelbyville – Karen Smith – 1 Public Square,
Shelbyville, IN 46176 – shirt sponsor for $100
Around the Table Events – Tisha Myer – 821 Dream March
Dr, Greenfield, IN 46140 – event planning sponsor $1000 value
Indy Pro Paint and Stain – Todd Carmony 2638 S. Marietta Road,
Shelbyville, IN 46176 – shirt sponsor $100
Black Belt Jones (band) – also Todd Carmony – shirt sponsor $100
Gray Auto Brokers – Brandon Gray – 2260 W. Main Street, Greenfield, IN
46140 – band sponsor for $400
Indy’s Vape Escape – 1929 Melody Lane, Greenfield, IN 46140 – $200
Smoot Grading & Hardscapes – Dennis & Shannon Smoot – 132 S. Cottonwood Drive, Morristown, IN 46161 – donated event stickers value $275
Dog Tag Offroad – Bernie & Katheryn Crafton – 4501 W. 700 N.
Shelbyville, IN 46176 –  shirt sponsor $100
Reliable Onsite Services – 2435 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46221
– sponsored ADA portipots and gas light for field
MadMan Marketing – Dan Adams – 1306 Sherwood Drive, Greenfield, IN 46140 – donated all design and marketing for event ($1500 value)
Homesense Heating & Cooling – 2201 E. 46th Street, Suite 200,
Indianapolis, IN 46205 – $200 sponsor
Shelter Insurance, Brady Ramsey – 637 S. Harrison Street, Shelbyville,
IN 46176 – sponsored event insurance $400 value
Fairgrounds, Doug Maxwell, 620 N. Apple Street, Greenfield, IN 46140 –
donated fairgrounds for event
Montana Mike’s Steakhouse – David Baker – 1945 N. State Street,
Greenfield, IN 46140 – biggest sponsor – sponsored all shirts, also beer
garden ($1500 value)

Kilowatt Krusher Club

We are pleased to introduce you to some young men who are the Presidents of our new Kilowatt Krusher Club.The Kilowatt Krusher Club has been formed to help us with our monthly utility bills. You can hear all about it in the video below.

You can join the club by funding our utility bill for one month. The following members have already joined and we greatly appreciate their support. Contact the Soup Kitchen to join the club!

Current Kilowatt Krusher Club Members
January –  Hancock County Division of MIBOR Realtors
February – Brandywine Community Church AWANA kids
March – Anonymous
April – Jackie Barton
May – County Materials Corporation
June – Rho Chapter Sigma Beta Sorority
July – Anonymous, Becky Lanning
August – Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church

Great News!!

We just received written confirmation of the soup kitchen being awarded $27,500 in the CCERF grants!  This is such an extreme blessing and will go a long way toward repairing the approximate $62,000 loss in revenue we were anticipating from cancelled fundraisers this year.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support!

We could use your help….

For all our supporters:  If you would normally attend one of our fundraising events:  Dinner & Auction, Bowling, Trivia Night or Euchre Night and would invite your friends to sit at your table or be on your team, I have a favor to ask you.  Would you share our Moonlight Mirage fundraiser and ask them to join you in supporting us through this event?  If you want to help, please use this link to create a Fundraiser:  https://www.facebook.com/fund/Kenneth-Butler-Memorial-Soup-Kitchen-168408733191257/    Thank you for your continued support.  We are all in this together!!

THANKS to Hatoway Insurance Partners and Erie Insurance

THANKS to Tim Barnett and Shelter Insurance!

We live in such a giving community!  Thank you Tim Barnett and Shelter Insurance!

COVID-19 Update

After meeting with our local Health Department and in accordance with the Governor’s ruling, here is the current plan for operations at the soup kitchen. We will be providing carry out meals only from 11-1 and 5-7 Monday through Friday. Patrons will pick these meals up at the east front door. Please line up in front of our building only. Do not block the doors of our neighbors. The dining room will not be accessible to our patrons as well as the free table or the free refrigerator. Therefore, we are not accepting any of our normal donations for the free table.

However, to help facilitate carry out meals, the kitchen needs paper towels, divided styrofoam containers with lids, plastic silverware, paper plates, and paper napkins. We also need lunch meat, bread, and bottled water at this time. Donations can be made at the west office door but you will need to call first so we can unlock the door.  Donations can be made between 9-11:30 and 1-3:30 M-F.

Volunteers are still needed to prepare the meals but we ask that you not bring children with you, do not come in if you have traveled recently, if you have not been feeling well, or if you have any disease that compromises your immune system. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are not able or comfortable coming in. I’m asking for everyone’s patience as we try to weather this storm.

There has been a whole lot of cleaning going on at the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen. These beautiful creatures from God, gave up their Saturday morning, to do their magic touch. Thank you Eastern Hancock Honor Society eighth grade for all you did for us.


Hello Hancock Community Calendar

Have you ever wondered what community events might be coming up or are you looking for ways to share an upcoming community event? The Hello Hancock Community Calendar (https://hellohancock.com) is your go-to source for community events in Hancock County. There you will find listings for fundraisers, music events, fairs, festivals, arts and culture events, health and wellness events, as well as social and community events. Be sure to check the site frequently for upcoming events, and for ways to post your event on the calendar. We are adding a permanent link to the calendar on this website in the right sidebar, to make it easy for you to stay informed!

Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Upcoming Events  


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

David Steinmetz, President
Rita Johnson, Vice-President
Ed Tschopp, Treasurer
Betsy York, Secretary
Donna Butler
Patty Hall
Thomas “Skip” Harper
Rose Reiser
Julie Schuck
Chris Wade
Jill Ebbert, Executive Director, Operations Committee, Contact Person