WELCOME to Fork Real Community Cafe. On behalf of our Board of Directors, volunteers and our guests, thank you! Thank you for considering Fork Real Cafe as a beneficiary during our COOKING UP CHANGE fundraising challenge. Every dollar stays local and is invested in the life of OUR community.
Fork Real Community Cafe is about REAL people, sharing REAL Food in REAL Conversation. Anyone is welcome to the table for a home-style meal, regardless of thier ability to pay. Here in South Dakota, 1 in 8 people are hungry and 1 in 6 of those are children. Fork Real Cafe is game-changer in the fight against hunger. Three years ago, former school teacher, turned Executive Director, Rhonda Pearcy, noticed that her students were coming to school hungry or did not have access to healthier food choices. With determination, research, support of a few close friends and her husband Dave, she founded Fork Real Community Cafe. On November 12th, 2018, the vision of a street-level cafe space became REALity.
In addition to providing healthy meals 5 days a week, the cafe offers cullinary job training. John, a guy that was with us for abut 8 months in our previous basement location, used his experience to obtain a job at a local bakery. The cafe also offers food education classes for individuals and families on low-income or on a tight budget.
Will you be a partner and join the Fork Real Cafe team? The fundraising campaign begins November 26th and ends January 2nd. The goal is to reach 25 new donors and raise $30,000. All donations must be made via Crowdrise to be considered. Your generosity will support the following:
$10 = one meal; $25=a cooking class for a family in need; $50=one week of meals for a person in need; $100=cookware for a family living in a motel room;$200=cullinary job training for a person to become employed.
Finally, when the 25th donor registers and donates between November 26th, 2018 and January 2nd, 2019, YOU could help the Fork Real Cafe team secure a grant in the amount of $100,000 plus additional additional prizes through the challenge. Tell your family, co-workers, friends....heck tell everyone!! Share Fork Real with the world!