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KELOLAND Community Coming Through For SF Banquet

January 7, 2014, 4:55 PM by Matt Holsen

KELOLAND Community Coming Through For SF Banquet
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Last week we told you The Banquet in Sioux Falls was in need of volunteers to serve breakfast to the cold and hungry. On Tuesday, we can tell you the community is coming through for those in need. Since our story on Friday, a handful of groups have stepped up to the plate to serve and others have offered to pay for meals.

Every weekday morning, whether it's below zero or above, a line forms outside The Banquet in Sioux Falls. While the facility doesn't usually open until 7 a.m. for breakfast, doors were unlocked early Tuesday to get diners like Shirah Daley out of the bitter cold.

"Look at me, you see I have four hats on and so much clothes because I'm not used to the cold," Daley said. 

She's also not used to being taken care of, but that's what volunteers do at The Banquet. Because Daley is a Vegan, she stays away from meat or any food that comes from an animal. That can make it hard for her to find something to eat.

"I was hungry. I was starving, actually. After the lady found out, I wanted to cry, she made special effort. Now I'm having oatmeal and they'll go out their way just to make sure I have something to eat. It's very important to me especially," Daley said.

She's not alone. Andrew Raske uses the facility as an escape from his cold paper route.

"When you're out working in this cold you know, it's good to have somewhere to go this early in the morning to kind of warm up, get a hot meal in you, get the warmth back in you, especially on these cold days," Raske said.

More than 160 people came through the door Monday morning and thanks to the generosity of so many in KELOLAND, they'll continue to be served each week.

"I think it's very important because it shows that there's a lot of kindness still left in the community when a lot of people seem to think that a lot of that has been gone," Raske said.

The Banquet is always looking for help. The cost to cover a breakfast meal is $350 a day and roughly 20 volunteers. There are still open dates in January and February.

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