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Ms. Mease from Clearfield PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Bison Bistro: Food Made from the Heart

Help me give my students the best chance of succeeding in the "small restaurant business" by getting our basic start-up supplies.

  • $599 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a secondary Life Skills classroom in a small town. My class is interested in starting up a "bistro" in our classroom. We would like to cook lunch for the staff and hand deliver the lunches to the faculty rooms. This will be a great opportunity in so many ways! My students will learn the ins and outs of running a small business. They will be involved in taking orders, making out a shopping list, going for groceries, helping prepare the meals, delivering the meals, and collecting the proceeds.

My students are very eager, cooperative, social, and enthusiastic "go-getters"!

We are really hoping to be able to get enough of a back-up to get our "small business" up and running the very near future! Thanks in advance for your generosity!

My Project

We would like to start up a small restaurant delivery business. We will be taking orders from the school staff in the faculty rooms and then preparing meals and delivering them to the staff on set days. I am using this as a major curriculum builder.

There are SO many educational aspects that will be focused on!

Some of them being planning, budgeting, food preparation, safety in the kitchen, proper hygiene (wearing hair nets, gloves, aprons, washing hands), socialization, advertising, public relations (getting the school staff interested and motivated to order from us), math skills, and seeing the end results by earning our own money to go on field trips, etc.!

The resources we are requesting are crucial before we can get anything started are the "to-go" containers that we will need. We are a "delivery service" restaurant, delivering to the staff in our school's faculty rooms, offices, etc. These containers are a necessity in order to contain and keep food fresh and warm/cold for delivery.

Ms. Mease
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BioGreenChoice 12/16/32 oz. White Compostable Hot Paper Bowl Lid 1000/Case • $110.49 1 $110.49
TK23294931T 2 oz. Portion Cup wLid Translucent Plastic 900 PK • Grainger $91.44 1 $91.44
TK23294932T Paper Disposable Food Tray with 5 lb. Weight Capacity RedWhite 500 PK • Grainger $60.72 1 $60.72
BioGreenChoice 12 oz. Design Compostable Hot Paper Bowl w/Bio Lining 500/Case • $56.35 1 $56.35
TK23294933T Foam Square Carry-Out Food Container White 200 PK • Grainger $47.10 1 $47.10
TK23294934T Foam Square Carry-Out Food Container White 150 PK • Grainger $36.88 1 $36.88
Berkley Square Heavy-Weight Plastic Cutlery, Assorted Forks, Knives & Spoons, Clear, 360 Pack • $14.44 2 $28.88
Hospitality Mints Thank You Buttermints 26oz Bag (HSP19061) • $5.52 3 $16.56

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