The holidays are quickly approaching and we are excited to
spend time with our friends and family, indulging in an abundance of food,
drink, and gifts. Unfortunately for far too many individuals, they aren’t
afforded even one of the three aforementioned luxuries. Many go without on a
consistent basis. The Banquet Sioux Falls is a place where no one is denied. If
you are in need, they are ready and willing to help.
Recently local artist Shaine Schroeder sat down with the Executive Director of The Banquet, Tamera
Jerke-Liesinger, to formulate an idea for a unique approach to giving this
Given the burgeoning art scene
in and around Sioux Falls, it was decided it would not only be nice to feed
those in need, but also for those who donate to have something that will last a
lifetime that you may give to a friend, loved one, or even hang on your very
The Banquet Sioux Falls and Shaine Schroeder are proud to announce the release
of a brand new work of fine art entitled “Want Not”, that was produced
specially for the season, and draws a parallel to the cause we are bringing
“Want Not” features the likeness
of an adult crow comforting her child in their time of need. And although they
may not have the necessary means to acquire the things that most do, there is
still a smile on both of their faces. They have nothing to fear because they
have one another, and in terms of importance, that aspect is paramount.
All too often we forget what is
important and take for granted what many have never experienced.
The print itself measures 11
inches x 17 inches and is hand-signed, stamped, dated and numbered by the
artist. It is an archival quality giclee print produced in a limited quantity
of 100, and will never again be reproduced once the edition is closed. Cost per
print is $65 (includes tax, shipping & handling, and production cost.) And
100% of the profits will be donated directly to The Banquet Sioux Falls.
To give an idea, your $65
purchase will cover the cost of 25 meals at The Banquet. Given that they serve
400-550 people at an evening meal, this will make a big impact. $65 pays for 16
gallons of milk; on a given week The Banquet uses 225 gallons of milk.
Please help us in spreading the
word about one of the most crucial causes there are. Tell a friend, or family
member. But most importantly, tell yourself that you’ve made an enormous
difference in the lives of others this holiday season.