The Hancock County Community Foundation recently awarded Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen Inc. a $2,000 grant from Hancock County Community Foundation Enrichment Fund. Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen’s (KBM)mission is to feed everyone regardless of their race, religion, gender, orientation, medical diagnosis, mental capacity or criminal history by providing their immediate need for nutritious meals. They strive to better Hancock County by providing a safe refuge to those in need of physical nourishment and to be a place where the world will see that a community can exist without hunger.
The grant dollars awarded to Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen will help fund the program that continues to impact lives every single week. One of their main objectives is to treat all people with respect. KBM Soup Kitchen honors their patrons privacy by not asking questions or passing judgment. Because of these actions, they have also witnessed emotional nourishment. Many times, the look of hopelessness is now replaced with a smile. Organizations like Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen are essential to this community and county.
HCCF works with caring individuals, families, and organizations to create or grow existing permanent funds called endowments. These funds generate income that is distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to enrich and enhance life in Hancock County, as well as support the donor’s favorite charitable causes, both at home and afar forever. HCCF has granted over $8.7 million since its inception in 1992.