The Banquet began in the spring of 2005 under the guidance of Pastor Steve Sathre of Trinity Lutheran Church, and the coordination and marketing efforts of our first Banquet Director, Rosemarie (Tudy) Fennern. Today, we serve approximately 400-450 free meals every Thursday evening. Based on the needs of our community, we have expanded our meal services to include a monthly Saturday lunch.
The Banquet is dependent on volunteer groups and individuals to operate this feeding ministry. Volunteers come from churches, businesses, corporations, service clubs, schools and families. With the help of our dedicated weekly volunteers - each group plans, purchases, prepares, serves and cleans up afterward.
The Banquet is thankful and grateful for the continued time and efforts of our current volunteers and groups. We look forward to volunteering and supporting our new group friends in the community.
The Banquet is a non-denominational meal outreach at Trinity Lutheran Church.
The Banquet is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Banquet!
By volunteering to host and serve a Thursday or Tuesday dinner or Saturday lunch you are giving much more than just a meal. You are providing our neighbors nourishment, compassion, hope and fellowship.