Where is the Banquet located?

The Banquet is located inside Dream Center Bismarck at 1805 Park Avenue Bismarck, ND 58504

When does The Banquet serve meals to the community?

Meals are served Monday through Friday from 5:30 - 7:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

What is the cost for my group to sponsor the banquet?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday = $625 Thursday = $1250.

Are we able to make a monetary donation in lieu of sponsoring The Banquet?

As much as we would love to have your group sponsor a meal, yes, of course! There are many costs to running The Banquet that are not covered by the sponsorship fee.
We appreciate all donations you are able to give. Please visit our Donate page to donate now, or contact Karla at 701-202-4749 if you have additional questions or would like to discuss donating physical items such as kitchen equipment, paper products, etc.

How many volunteers are required to sponsor a meal at The Banquet?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday meals are served cafeteria style and require 8-10 volunteers.
Thursday meals are served restaurant style and require 25-30 volunteers.
If you don't have enough volunteers for the meal you want to sponsor, we have a list of individuals we can contact to fill those spots. Please notify the Director as soon as you can in this instance.

Does our group need to purchase the food for the meal we are planning to host?

Not at all, most of our sponsors choose to allow the Director and kitchen staff do the purchasing/planning for the meal. If you have a specific menu item(s) in mind please contact us with your requests.

How are the meal's menu's decided on?

The Banquet has a general menu plan based on availability of product as well as nutrition guidelines. If you or your group would like to serve a specific meal please notify the Director as soon as possible once your date is booked.

What dates are available for my group to volunteer for?

The Banquet serves meals seven days each week. You can view the calendar on our website to see available dates. Dates are noted as "SPONSOR ME" here.

Is an individual able to volunteer for The Banquet?

Yes! We have a standing list of individual volunteers (Angel's List).
The sponsoring group is responsible for providing volunteers for their meal. In the event that requirement can't be met by the group, we will pull from our Angel List to fill those spots. If you are interested in placing your name onto our Angel's list, please fill out the form on our website.

What should I wear?

Please wear clothing you are comfortable in. Please be courteous to our guests and your fellow volunteers and pick modest clothing & be kind to yourself and wear comfortable footwear!
Healthcode regulations do require closed toed shoes in the kitchen and dish room area. Also, hair longer than shoulder length hair must be up or in a ponytail.