Fork Real Cafe celebrates grand opening

The pay-what-you-can eatery is celebrating a grand opening at their new digs.

RAPID CITY, S.D. – A local nonprofit is helping the fight against hunger with the mantra, “Real people, sharing real food, in real conversation.”

The Fork Real Community Cafe celebrated its grand opening Monday at their new, permanent location at 324 Saint Joseph St.

It’s been a long time coming for this pay-what-you-can eatery, with a mission of increasing food security in the community. They serve lunch five days a week, where customers can either pay the value of the meal, pay a little extra or volunteer in exchange for a meal.

Everyone who helped bring the café to fruition is excited for the new digs.

Fork Real Volunteer Roberta Harmon said, “With all of the food insecurity that takes place, it is an amazing part of fixing that problem. We have artwork that is absolutely stunning, done by a local artist … The people are amazing, the food is amazing. It’s a win, win, win.”

The new eatery is now wheelchair accessible, and they are always in need of volunteers to help run the cafe. Click here for more information.

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