Through "A Community Thrives," the Gannett Foundation, sponsored by the USA TODAY Network's parent company Gannett Inc., will offer more than a dozen grants totaling $2.3 million to organizations trying to improve their communities.
A donation to Fork Real Community Café will help us continue to create a sense of belonging, provide healthy meals to all, and create a bond with members of our community. Fork Real Café invites you to be part of this growing organization. Will you join us?
What happens when you bring together people form all walks of life; serve them real, home-cooked, locally grown, hearty food get rid of the TVs and put down the smartphones; and encourage people to make genuine conversation?
Hey Rapid City! By now, ya’ll have figured out that FORK REAL Cafe is moving. Remodeling at 324 St Joseph has been on-going since August. Why the move? The simple answer is, the location and it is street-level! This space is more accessible, it is much larger which will better serve the community.
A palpable sense of thankfulness permeates the din of the daily lunch rush at the Fork Real Café, a small eatery in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota that is intent on improving lives – one meal at a time.
In March 2018, we traveled to other community cafes to gain in-person, hands-on experience in other cafes. Our first stop was A Place At The Table in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Executive Director Maggie Kane and her team dedicated 3 years to finding the right location to reach people from all walks of life.
We met Steve and Angie a few years ago. Soon after sharing the idea of a "Pay-what-you-can café" over dinner, they became a monthly sustainer of Fork Real Community Café. They travel abroad in an RV serving other communities with their big hearts. Thank you Steve and Angie. We are better together!
Fork Real Community Cafe is recognizing Tracy Godbe this month. Tracy volunteers numerous hours making beautiful improvements to the website and creating cool Facebook posts. She fell in love with Fork Real Cafe after attending our initial volunteer orientation just a few months ago.
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!
I am the Founder and Executive Director of Fork Real Community Café, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to increasing food security and community building through a unique pay-what-you-can restaurant model.