Our Mission, Meal Times, and More

Mission statement

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.  

We serve the following meals:

  • 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.

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 2016 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.

Click here to sign up to Serve a Meal  or look at the calendar - days in red are when volunteers are needed. Click on one of those days and follow the instructions. Thank you!

Contact Us

To learn more about The Banquet or to have someone speak to your group:

To learn more about serving and sponsoring a meal, or volunteering:

To Learn more About Project: SOS and other special events:


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 so successful.

Executive Board

Todd Sundleaf-First Premier Bankcard - Past  President
Eric Schulte - Davenport Evans -President
Maggie Groteluschen - First National Bank
Jay Huizenga - KELO- TV
Mark Jensen – Sioux Falls Police Dept., retired
Scott Moeller- Hegg Realty
Mike Moore – Sioux Falls Public School
Rev. Ryan Otto - First Congregational Church-UCC
– Vice President
Rachael Sherard - Avera Health
Mike Townsend - Brown & Saenger
Tammy Wierenga - Raven Industries
Jake Wurth- Raven Industries

Advisory Board

Jim Power - Woods Fuller- President
Darrel Bartell - Bartell Realty
Kay Gollesch - Lifescape
Kristi Kautz - Avera Health - Vice President
Matthew Lauterbach
Shelli Masek - Hope Haven
Joan Millage – Soukup Construction
Rhonda Ribstein Newman - Ameristar Realty
Pamela Madsen
Wendy Madsen - First National Bank
Susanne Nestor
Rachelle Schaap - Schapp’s  RV Traveland
Dee Schlotterback - Avera Health 
Anne Steele  
Carl Tonjes - Compros
Jeff VanderWoude - SD Air National Guard
Mark Wolff - First Premier Bankcard