Where is the Banquet located?

The Banquet is located at 502 North 4th Street, Bismarck, ND 58501 inside Trinity Lutheran Church.

When does The Banquet serve meals to the community?

Meals are served at Trinity Lutheran Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 - 7:00 PM and Saturdays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. A meal is served on Sundays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM at The Salvation Army located at 601 South Washington Street in Bismarck.

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

Generally the costs is as follows: Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday are $625 and Thursday is $1250.

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

Absolutely! As much as we would love to have your group sponsor a meal, yes. There are many costs to running The Banquet that are not covered by the sponsors of each meal. We appreciate all donations that you are able to help us with. Please visit our Donate page in order to donate now, or contact us 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?

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday meals are served cafeteria style and require about 8 volunteers. Thursday meals are served restaurant style and require about 30 volunteers. If you are short volunteers for the day you are looking to sponsor we have a list of individuals we can contact to fill those spots.

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

You may purchase the food for your sponsored meal in lieu of paying the sponsorship fee. You will however need to plan the meal with our director. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

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

During your planning process with our Director, you will discuss the requirements that need to be met for each meal. Within those guidelines, the meal choice is ultimately up to you and your group.

What dates are available for my group to volunteer for?

The Banquet serves meals on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of each week. You can view our calendar with available dates here.

Is an individual able to volunteer for The Banquet?

Yes! We have a standing list of individual volunteers (Angel's List). Each of the hosting groups is responsible for providing enough volunteers for each 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 this form.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable modest clothing that you're able to move in. If you are working in the kitchen area you can't have open toed shoes, and longer than shoulder length hair must be up or in a ponytail.