What they do: The Banquet’s purpose is to provide a safe place where people can gather, receive nourishment and a moment of caring. It is love in action, and everyone there is important to them. "But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the blind. And you will be blessed..." Luke 14:13-14. The Banquet also heads up project SOS (supply our students) in an effort to provide school supplies to the under resourced in our community.
Why we care: Jesus was about meeting the practical needs of others and he did it with no strings attached. We believe in this kind of ministry. We love The Banquet's own quote: There are "no strings attached" to our ministry and very few questions are asked. If people come...we feel they have a need to be there.
How we help: Each year, Hillcrest comes together to purchase, set-up, prepare, serve and clean-up several meals at The Banquet. It meets a real need and give us an opportunity to better understand the needs and struggles for the under resourced in Sioux Falls
. We also partner with the S.O.S. project in helping students get the school supplies they need.