Faces of Fork Real: Meet Robert!

Welcome to the kickoff of one of our newest features: The Faces of Fork Real! Every two weeks, we will highlight a different community member that contributes to the success of Fork Real and the community of Rapid City!

This week's featured community member is Robert Burns, who has been volunteering at the cafe since October 2017. He says, "Fork Real Community Cafe has given me purpose. Every day, I look forward to going to the cafe because I know that people truly care about me. It is a positive and caring place for me to be."

Robert, 49 Volunteer

Favorite Fork Real Food? 

 Korean Beef & Broccoli

What do you do at Fork Real? 

Everything. I do whatever is needed to be done.

What is an interesting hobby that you have?

 Exercise/Going to the gym

If you could invite anyone, dead or alive,to lunch at Fork Real, who would it be and why? 

Jesus Christ, because he brings hope.

If you were given a million dollars, what would you do with it?

Buy property for a house and have lots of dogs

What is a current goal that you have?

I have met a recent goal of paid employment. Fork Real Cafe has helped me connect with the Department of Labor. I am now able to earn a livable wage.

What do you like about living in Rapid City?

The people. The people I have met is why I live in Rapid City.

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Every day, I look forward to going to the cafe... It is a positive and caring place for me to be.
— Robert Burns, volunteer

Rhonda Pearcy

Fork Real Community Cafe