RAPID CITY S.D. (KOTA TV) – In South Dakota, 1 out of 8 people are food insecure, meaning they don’t have access to healthy food. Fork Real Cafe is based in the Creamery Building, and with this number they wanted to bring wholesome food into the community.
“We’re about real people from all walks of life. Whether you’re a lawyer who wants to come in and get really good food or you’re someone just walking off the streets and needs a really good meal and maybe can’t pay for it today,” says Rhonda Pearcy founder of Fork Real Cafe.
Fork Real is a pay-what-you-can cafe. Meaning no matter what your financial standing, you are always welcome and will leave with a full stomach.
“It brings joy to your heart, because I’ve been in that situation, I’ve been down and out and I’ve been lucky enough to get back on my feet, but I know exactly what it’s like and for them to get one solid meal, it’s a great great positive thing,” says Robert Burns a volunteer with Fork Real Cafe.
The staff look at one another like they are family, sitting down together everyday to have a meal once the lunch rush is over. Talking through the good times and the bad.
Fork Real is currently taking donations for cooking classes they offer to families who have a limited budget providing them with materials to cook their own meals. Donation ends on Friday.
If you would like to donate you can here-