Nourishing the Community for 32 years
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.
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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.
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
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: 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
Scott Honner - Jimmy John's Owner, Vermillion, SD
Mark Jensen – Sioux Falls Police Dept., retired
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
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
Reynold Nesiba-Augustana University
Susanne Nester - Pampered Chef
Rhonda Ribstein Newman - Ameristar Realty
Jim Power - Woods Fuller Law Firm
Rachelle Schaap - Schapp’s RV Traveland
Dee Schlotterback - Avera Health
Anne Steele - Citi
Kristi Thorson - First National Bank
Jeff VanderWoude - SD Air National Guard