Our Meal Times, Staff, and Board Members





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.

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 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:
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
Deb McMahon

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: Eric Schulte - Davenport Evans
Vice President: Tammy Wierenga - Raven Industries
Treasurer: Jake Wurth - Raven Industries
Secretary: Maggie Groteluschen - First National Bank
Past President: Todd Sundleaf  - First Premier Bankcard

Dzenan Berberovic - University of South Dakota Foundation
Jay Huizenga - KELO-TV
Mark Jensen – Sioux Falls Police Dept., retired
Scott Moeller- Hegg Realty
Cindy Monnin - Friessen Construction
Mike Moore – Sioux Falls Public School
Rev. Ryan Otto - First Congregational Church-UCC
Ray Peterson - Five Star Call Center
Rachael Sherard - Avera Health
Mike Townsend - KELO-TV

Advisory Board

President: Jim Power - Woods Fuller
Vice President: Kristi Kautz - Woltman Group

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