Buffet in a Box
August 4, 2021
Big Smiles and Great Food!
WISE Member and professional chef Judi Barsness is checking on some of the 1,600 Lindquist fishcakes we made.
WISE Member Gerry Grant is packing a few of the 800 meatballs made by our Meat Baller crew for Buffet in a Box meals.
WISE Member Laurie Spry shows us the luscious vat of Spry gravy she made to accompany the 800 meatballs.
To everyone who purchased a Buffet in a Box meal!
Friends & Family
Thank you to the many friends and family of our members who worked alongside us at the High School's culinary kitchen.
Thank you to Cook County High School for allowing us to use the High School's culinary kitchen for a Covid safe fundraiser.
Thank you to the businesses that donated food, signs, and other goods and services.
Johnson's Big Dollar Store
Upper Lakes Foods
Coldwell Banker North Shore
Cook County Herald
North Superior Fishery
Thank you to all of our members who planned, organized, publicized, made signs, cooked, and boxed the meals.
A special thank you to Chef Judi Barsness. Her leadership was essential to our switch from an in-person buffet at St. John's Church Hall to a Covid safe boxed buffet for pickup at the High School's culinary kitchen
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Culinary Kitchen at Cook County High School, August 2021. WISE members, family, and friends making 400 Buffet in a Box meals.
Women's Initiative for Service & Education
The WISE club is a community organization committed to making positive contributions to our Cook County community through philanthropic giving and service.
We Keep It Local
The money we raise stays in Cook County. We support local public and charter schools, local students, and local non-profits.
WISE became a tax exempt 501(c)(3)
Cook County charity in 2019.
We Were Lionesses
Prior to 2019, we were the Grand Marais Lionesses. We kept the long tradition of fundraising and service to our community
Member at Large
Member at Large