On August 9th, staff from the Refugee and Immigration Center volunteered to help serve dinner at the Banquet in downtown Sioux Falls. That night around 300 meals were served to men, women, and children in our community. And the Banquet staff said it was a very slow night! While all who walk through the doors of the Banquet come for food, many also come because it is a place where they are greeted with respect and a smile and can fellowship in a friendly environment.
RIC staff member Law Reh, who came to the United States as a refugee from Burma, served alongside his coworkers for the second year in a row. “I’m happy to have experienced talking to many different people there,” he said. “One man asked, ‘Where are you from?’ and I said ‘Burma.’ He knew about the woman who is working for democracy in Burma [Aung San Suu Kyi].”
To learn more about the Banquet and how you can help, visit http://www.thebanquetsf.org