The Banquet to break ground on west-side location

May 29, 2019

The Banquet is starting construction on its new west-side location.

The site for the volunteer-based meal ministry is being built on 2 acres in northwest Sioux Falls that were donated by the Delbridge family on the northeast corner on Fifth Street and Marion Road.

The area is called a “food desert” by the USDA because of its lack of access to fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods.

“After much research, it was determined that the greatest need for hot, prepared meals is closest to Hayward Elementary School, where working families are struggling to provide food for their families,” Banquet executive director Tamera Jerke-Liesinger said.

A $1.6 million capital campaign to build the 7,000-square-foot building has been finished and a ground-breaking will be held at 1:30 p.m. today. The Banquet West will serve five evening meals weekly and include a dining room, kitchen, indoor waiting room and restrooms.

Koch Hazard Architects is the designer, and Jans Corp. is the general contractor.

The Banquet serves almost 200,000 meals annually between its downtown location and the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. When the new location opens, it will replace the fairgrounds. The hope is to open late this year or early next year.

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The Banquet to break ground on west-side location

The Banquet is starting construction on its new west-side location.

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