Fork Real Community Cafe delivers kindness through meals to RCAS staff
As a former school teacher, Executive Director of the Fork Real Community Cafe, Rhonda Percy is knows the stress that back to school preparations can be for educators and school staff. So the cafe decided to provide meals to the staff in the Rapid City School District, to show there appreciation for the educators.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Staff and volunteers at Fork Real Cafe have been busy prepping over 1,500 meals to be delivered this week to staff at Rapid City School District.
Rhonda Pearcy, Executive Director of the Fork Real Community Cafe, says, “The school year ended crazy and it’s beginning that way and we just wanted to bring a little light to the staff and just wanted to say hey the quote we are in it together, but we are and everybody needs something positive. We all need the light, we see so much darkness and the negativity – we just need to be the light to each other and that is what we are trying to do for the Rapid City District.”
Rhonda also thanks local gardeners who donated produce and community members donating time to make the meals and deliver them, like Porter Muck who is an employee and volunteer at Fork Real Cafe. He gets to deliver meals to North Middle School, where his mom is a school counselor.
Porter Muck, Stevens High School student, says, “I enjoy working here, and it’s just that much more when you are able to deliver to people that you know and just give to the community – I’m just gonna go have fun with it.”
And as a school staff member and parent, Kelli Muck says she is proud of her son for helping deliver meals and thankful for the cafe’s efforts.
Kelli Muck, North Middle School Counselor, says, “Fork Real Cafe gives a lot back to the community so to me personally it feels like a gift because people knows that its difficult starting out school this year, there’s a lot of unknowns so it’s just really out of the kindness of their hearts.”
On the menu was chicken alfredo, garden salad and their famous cheesecake.
Rhonda said it was a bit of a stretch to get everything done the past couple weeks because the cafe was open as well.
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