Local non-profit receives Rapid City Sustainability Award

RAPID CITY S.D.–  The City of Rapid City is recognizing Fork Real Community Café is the recipient of the Rapid City Sustainability Award for the month of October.

Fork Real Community Café, located at 324 St. Joseph Street is a non-profit “pay-what-you-can” community café that offers a welcoming environment and fresh farm-to-table meals. Payment options are: pay the value of the meal, pay it forward by paying for someone else’s meal or volunteer in exchange for a meal.

According to Lysann Zeller, chair of the City’s Sustainability Committee, Fork Real Community Café is being recognized with a Sustainability Award for their use of local, seasonal foods from area community gardens and individuals, also for their efforts to minimize food waste, promotion of community involvement through the use of volunteers to operate Fork Real, and serving as a model of providing food and meals to all individuals, regardless of their ability to pay, thereby helping to build a more inclusive community.

“The Sustainability Committee finds this project to be a wonderful example of economic, social and environmental sustainability in Rapid City,” said Zeller.

The award will be presented to Dave and Rhonda Pearcy, founders of Fork Real Community Café, at Monday’s City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

Categories: Local News