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Nourishing the Community for 33 years


Everyone is welcome at The Banquet Children 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:
Wendy Stubbs, Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator

To Learn more About Project: SOS and other special events:
Mary Hays Reichelt, Special Events Coordinator

Shiloh Oorlog, Finance Manager
Renee Giese, Food Service Manager

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: Ray Peterson - Five Star Call Center
Treasurer: Jake Wurth - Raven Industries
Secretary: Maggie Groteluschen - First National Bank
Past President: Eric Schulte - Davenport Evans

Dzenan Berberovic - Avera Foundation
Ryan Donovan - Avera Pace
Jeff Garden - Sioux Falls Police Department
Scott Honner - Jimmy John's Owner, Vermillion, SD
Dr. Mike Moore – Sioux Falls Public Schools
Rev. Ryan Otto - First Congregational Church-UCC
Paul Schnaible - Schnaible Renovations, LLC
Rachael Sherard - Avera Health
Mike Townsend - KELO-TV

Advisory Board

President:  - Shelli Masek- Hope Haven
Vice President:  Pamela Madsen 

Darrel Bartell - Bartell Realty
Troy Claussen-Lewis Drug
Dawn Dirkson - Citi Bank
Ben Jacobs - Lifescape
Kristy Kautz- Woltman Group
Emily Lawrence - Lawrence & Schiller
Christopher McDaniels - SD Air National Guard
Reynold Nesiba-Augustana University
Susanne Nester - Pampered Chef
Jim Power - Woods Fuller Law Firm
Rachelle Schaap - Schapp’s  RV Traveland
Dee Schlotterback - Avera Health 
Kristie Thorson - First National Bank