Nourishing the Community for 35 years
Our mission is to provide a welcoming place where people can gather, receive nourishment and experience love in action, and to assist volunteers in providing food and fellowship to those served through the ministry of The Banquet. We will be vigilant in identifying and fulfilling the needs of the hungry in our diverse community and in encouraging the health and wellness of our guests.
The Banquet meal ministry was founded in 1985 starting with just one meal per week. We now serve 16 meals per week at two locations. The Banquet is a volunteer-based ministry, which means our meals are paid for, prepared by, and served by volunteer groups who come from Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.
In 2020 The Banquet served over 200,000 meals, and at least 25,000 of those meals were served to children under 12. We go through approximately 15,000 gallons of milk each year.
Want to help? Click here to sign up to serve a meal. Thank you!
Come Eat With Us! Everyone Is Welcome.
- Breakfast - Monday through Friday
from 7:00 to 8:00 am at 900 E. 8th Street
- Dinner - Monday through Friday
from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at 900 E. 8th Street AND at 710 N. Marion (5th & Marion)
- Lunch - Saturday only
from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at 900 E. 8th Street
- We do not serve a meal on Sundays.
To learn more about The Banquet or to have someone speak to your group, contact:
Tamera Jerke-Liesinger, Executive Director
To reach out for Development and Marketing, contact:
Andrew Hewitt, Development and Marketing Director
To learn more about Serving and Sponsoring a meal or Volunteering, contact:
Brian Majerus, Community Partnership Coordinator
Main office line: 605-335-7066
The Executive Board leads the way for the decision-making process of The Banquet. The Advisory Board assists with coordinating and carrying out special projects and events. Below is a list of our board members who help make The Banquet successful.
President: Dzenan Berberovic - Avera Foundation
Ryan Donovan-Avera Pace
Vice President: Chad Johnson-Howe Inc.
Treasurer: Jake Wurth - Raven Industries
Secretary: Mike Townsend-KELO-TV
Past President: Ryan Donovan-Avera Pace
Ray Peterson-Five Star Call Center
Heidi Binstock-West Side Lutheran
Jeff Garden - Sioux Falls Police Department
Scott Honner - Jimmy John's Owner, Vermillion, SD
Paul Schnaible - Schnaible Renovations, LLC
Jeff Sheets-Susan B. Anthony Elementary
Kurt Van Kalsbeek-The First National Bank in Sioux Falls
Chris Madsen - Claims Associates
Teresa DeBoor - RAS
President: - Ben Jacobs-Lifescape
Vice President: Darrel Bartell - Bartell Realty
Dawn Duerksen - Citi Bank
Christopher McDaniels - SD Air National Guard
Reynold Nesiba-Augustana University
Susanne Nester - Pampered Chef