Deepening our roots
in northern Bayfield County
CORE Community Resources is a nonprofit with a mission to improve quality of life for seniors and reduce hunger for all in northern Bayfield County. It was founded in 2006 by local philanthropist Mary H. Rice to address the needs of area seniors and to identify programs and services to make aging in a small, rural town easier. CORE’s first program, Friends in Deed, focused on meeting senior’s social needs and then expanded to include services that supported senior’s desire to age in place – including friendly visits and meal prep.Since then, CORE has added a resale store, a food pantry, and a community center to its list of programs, while continuing to provide programs and services that support older adults. CORE serves all of northern Bayfield County, including the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
The CORE Board of Directors thanks Mary Dougherty for her extraordinary service as CORE Executive Director. During her five years with CORE, Mary transformed the organization by adding food pantry services -- and raising funds to build a food pantry and improve accessibility at the new CORE Community Center at 257 Manypenny in Bayfield.
CORE is Building a New Food Pantry & Increasing Accessibility at the CORE Center on Manypenny Avenue!
Our building project is underway and we're excited to welcome you into our new food pantry, handicap accessible staff offices, and a handicap accessible community center on Manypenny Avenue in 2024! The food pantry will be built behind the existing building and the staff offices will be on the second floor of the food pantry addition. This new addition is funded by Kim & Quito Rymer, a Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Community Development Investment grant, the Otto Bremer Foundation, and the Flanagan Foundation.