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Nourishing the Community for 32 years


Everyone is welcome at The BanquetChildren with backpacks from The Banquet Outside of The Banquet in Sioux Falls, SD

The Banquet meal ministry was founded in 1985 starting with just one meal per week. We now serve 13 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 2017 The Banquet served 196,000 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
  • Lunch - Saturday only
    from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm at 900 E. 8th Street
  • Dinner - Tuesday and Wednesday
    from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds
  • We do not serve a meal on Sundays.

Contact Us

To learn more about The Banquet or to have someone speak to your group:
Tamera Jerke-Liesinger, Executive Director
Madeline Shields, Director of Development & Marketing

To learn more about serving and sponsoring a meal, or volunteering:
Dakotah Jordan, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator

To Learn more About Project: SOS and other special events:
Erika Lapour, Special Events Coordinator

Shiloh Oorlog, Finance Manager
Marvella Shatter, Food Service Director

Main office line: 605-335-7066

Board Members

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.

Executive Board

President: Tammy Wierenga - Graco Inc.
Vice President:
Treasurer: Jake Wurth - Raven Industries
Secretary: Maggie Groteluschen - First National Bank
Past President: Eric Schulte - Davenport Evans

Dzenan Berberovic - Avera Foundation
Mark Jensen – Sioux Falls Police Dept., retired
Mike Moore – Sioux Falls Public Schools
Rev. Ryan Otto - First Congregational Church-UCC
Ray Peterson - Five Star Call Center
Rachael Sherard - Avera Health
Mike Townsend - KELO-TV

Advisory Board

President: Kristy Kautz - Woltman Group
Vice President: Shelli Masek - Hope Haven

Darrel Bartell - Bartell Realty
Troy Claussen-Lewis Drug
Kay Gollesch - Lifescape
Matthew Lauterbach - Avera Health
Emily Lawrence - Lawrence & Schiller
Pamela Madsen
Reynold Nesiba-Augustana University
Susanne Nestor
Rhonda Ribstein Newman - Ameristar Realty
Jim Power - Woods Fuller
Rachelle Schaap - Schapp’s  RV Traveland
Dee Schlotterback - Avera Health 
Anne Steele - Citi
Kristi Thorson - First National Bank
Jeff VanderWoude - SD Air National Guard