I stopped by The Banquet in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to help prepare and serve a meal for the local homeless community. The Banquet did something I’d never seen before — once the food was prepared, the volunteers and the guests sat down together to eat and foster community.
More about The Banquet (from their website):
Our mission is to equip volunteers to provide food and fellowship to those served through the ministry of The Banquet. We provide a safe place where people can gather, receive nourishment and experience love in action.
The Banquet on the web:
Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne and Laramie County
I visited the hardworking and invaluable team at Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne and Laramie County. MOW provides critical food and human interaction to homebound folks in need of food in an effort to keep them in their homes as long as they can. The volunteers are also instrumental in keeping tabs on folks to make sure their health is doing ok.
The operation is funded by a variety of sources including grants, donations, and the Meals on Wheels Mart–a resale shop where I got to volunteer with sorting donated items that will ultimately end up for sale.
Big thanks to Sharon and Carol! Such a dedicated team!
More about Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne and Laramie County (from their website):
Meals on Wheels of Cheyenne, Inc.’s mission is to assist the elderly, disabled, ill, frail, and convalescing remain in their own homes by providing home-delivered meals and other in-home services. Annually, over 85,000 meals are delivered to the homebound. Meals on Wheels utilizes 25-30 volunteer drivers per day to deliver meals. In addition, daily kitchen volunteers help the cooks prepare, wrap and assemble the meals for delivery. The Meals on Wheels Mart, the organization’s thrift store, utilizes dozens of volunteers.
More Meals on Wheels on the web: