KBMSK Job Opening – Kitchen/Inventory Coordinator
KBMSK is seeking a motivated, compassionate, individual possessing a high school diploma or (GED). Responsible for food inventory process, kitchen/food sanitation, and assisting in basic kitchen operation oversight. Additional responsibilities include maintaining databases, helping with fundraising, office activities (phones, filing, mail etc..)
Requirements: Team-oriented, reliable, positive, and capable of multitasking. Must have organizational abilities and be adept at computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Food/Kitchen experience preferred.
E-mail or mail resume to
Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen
202 E Main St, Greenfield, 46140
2020 Youth Power and Hope Awards Contestant Supports KBMSK
Recently, one of our young volunteers, Kyle, a 7th grader at Mt. Vernon Middle School, entered the 2020 Youth Power and Hope Awards contest to explain what they are doing to make our community a better place. There were 2 questions for him to answer.
1. Describe or list what you have done to make a difference in your community.
I have volunteered at 4-H and the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen. My favorite volunteer activity was the soup kitchen. What I like about the soup kitchen the most was meeting the volunteers and the patrons. I also enjoyed serving people drinks and helping the soup kitchen recycle by crushing cans. I like how the soup kitchen doesn’t waste any food. It is awful to be cold or hungry. I am glad that I am able to help my neighbors go to sleep at night with a full stomach.
2. In your own words, briefly describe what community service means to you.
To me community service means helping people who are in need of help such as less fortunate people who can’t always repay the favor. I like knowing that my community is healthier and safer because of people who volunteer their time.
We are so proud of this young man. Kids like him make us know that our future is secure!
Please Support Our Supporters!
Our annual Strike Out Hunger Bowling Fundraiser has become yet another COVID-19 casualty. Every year we seek new lane poster sponsors and renew previous ones. Since we cannot recognize these generous donors at the event, their 2019 posters will be in our front window during August and September. Each set of posters will hang for 1 week and then we will change to another set. Please support these local businesses and thank them for supporting us!
- Rotary Club of Greenfield
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!
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 2020 – Hancock County Division of MIBOR Realtors
February 202 – Brandywine Community Church AWANA kids
March 2020 – Anonymous
April 2020 – Jackie Barton
May 2020 – County Materials Corporation
June 2020 – Rho Chapter Sigma Beta Sorority
July 2020 – Anonymous, Becky Lanning
August 2020 – Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church
September2020 – Greenfield Kiwanis Club, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Roark
October, November, December 2020 – White Family Foundation
January 2021 – Greenfield Rotary Club
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
KBMSK Board of Directors
David Steinmetz, President
Rita Johnson, Vice-President
Ed Tschopp, Treasurer
Betsy York, Secretary
Jill Ebbert, Executive Director, Operations Committee, Contact Person