When asked what the team likes to be called, participant Collin Buggs called out enthusiastically, ‘The Cookie Crew!’”

Cookie Crew participants that day included, Nathanial Mack, 25, who goes by Nate; Collin Buggs and his twin brother Brenton, 21; and Sadie Hubbard, 20.

Kourtney Bilotta, KAC youth services manager, kicked off the session with an announcement that an interview with a Milwaukee TV station had resulted in a big sales bump.

“Orders are coming in fast and furious — so today is also a celebration day,” she said.

“We had an influx of 500 new orders,” noted Mack.

Businesses help the cause

While some are individual orders, the jump reflects large orders from corporate entities as well, Bilotta said.

“Some businesses are ordering them as customer appreciation gifts,” she said. Some local retailers are also ordering cookie kits to be sold at their stores.

Bilotta discussed product logistics for the coming week such as checking new orders and how to purchase of the hundreds of Mason jars needed to accommodate the orders.

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Hubbard suggested buying jars by the pallet and Bilotta agreed that bulk buying is most cost effective.