Each month First Church selects one ministry outside our walls to focus on. This month it is The Banquet. The Banquet has been serving the community for 32 years.
The Banquet meal ministry was founded in 1985 starting with just one meal per week. They now serve 13 meals per week at two locations. The Banquet is a volunteer-based ministry, which means the 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. They go through approximately 15,000 gallons of milk each year.