I love The Banquet! I get to meet the most incredible people at The Banquet. Each day a new volunteer group comes to cook, serve and share a meal with people in need in our community. I get to see the transformation happen when volunteer and guest sit together, share a meal and become acquainted.
Our guests are beautiful people who are taking life one day at a time and working to make the most of what they have.
The Banquet is eligible for a large grant through the Gannett Foundation, but in order to be considered, we have to have some skin in the game.
The Banquet must raise $6,000 by May 11, 2018 to be considered one of six grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.
The $6,000 will go toward serving supplies that the volunteer groups do not cover when they serve a meal. The Banquet spends $35,000 each year on these products. For example; aluminum foil, gloves, napkins, pan spray, spices, oils, coffee, sugar and creamer. This also includes all the serving supplies at Banquet West such as styrofoam serving trays, plastic cups, silverware and napkins.
Please consider giving to The Banquet.