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  • 7 donors
  • $479 goal

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Mrs. Donathan
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Backpack Program - Food for the Weekend

Help me give my students meals for the weekends. Our school employees fund a backpack program that assists children and their families with groceries.

My Students

I live in a community that surrounds my school. I see students at the grocery store, gas station and at the local lake. I love my community. It is rural and is classified as a Title I district. The majority of children​ from this and surrounding areas come from impoverished environments where parents have little opportunity and jobs are limited.

What I love about my students is that every year, I have the opportunity to teach them that they can look beyond their surroundings.

They can excel farther than they have imagined. And I get to help them imagine.

My Project

Title I district means low income communities surround the school. Many children are supported at school with free or reduced breakfast and lunch. As I began to find comfort in my teaching career, I started listening to my students and realizing some have little in the cabinets when they get home. Then I thought, what about the weekends!?

Our staff has rallied around these students and are paying for pantry type food that these kids can make on their own on the weekends.

Please help me to stock up for the beginning of next year so that these students do not have to wait. We not only send enough home for these kids, but for their siblings as well. Each kid (and their siblings) get a breakfast, a lunch and two snacks a day. It all adds up. Any help would be appreciated.

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Kirkland Signature Premium Chunk Chicken Breast Packed in Water, 12.5 Ounce, 6 Count • Amazon Business $32.99 2 $65.98
Honey Nut Cheerios, 27.5 Ounces (Pack of 2} • Amazon Business $27.90 2 $55.80
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go, Apple Strawberry, 3.2 Ounce (72 Pouches), Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly, Unsweetened Applesauce, Recloseable, BPA Free Pouches (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $35.88 1 $35.88
Rice a Roni Cups, Individual Cup 2.25 Ounce, pack of 12 • Amazon Business $16.13 2 $32.26
Uncle Bens Uncle Bens Jasmine Ready Rice 6 Pouches / 8.5 Ounce Net Wt 51 Ounce , 51 Ounce • Amazon Business $28.62 1 $28.62
Keebler, Sandwich Crackers, Variety Pack, Made with No High Fructose Corn Syrup, 3.881lb Case (45 Count) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Chef Boyardee Spaghetti and Meatballs, 14.5 oz, 24 Pack • Amazon Business $21.12 1 $21.12
Sun-Maid Raisins Seedless. 1 OZ, 6 CT (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Kellogg's Player's Variety Pack - Gears Cheez-It Crackers and Pringles Chips Salty Snack Pack (28 Count) • Amazon Business $9.92 2 $19.84
Nabisco Cookie Variety Pack, OREO, Nutter Butter, CHIPS AHOY!, 4 - 12 Pack Boxes • Amazon Business $18.16 1 $18.16
Campbell's Soup on the Go, Chicken & Mini Round Noodles, 10.75 Ounce (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $13.52 1 $13.52
Jack Link’s Beef Jerky 5 Count Multipack, Teriyaki, 5, 0.625 oz. Bags – Flavorful Meat Snack for Lunches, Ready to Eat – 7g of Protein, Made with 100% Beef – No Added MSG or Nitrates/Nitrites • Amazon Business $4.49 3 $13.47
DOLE FRUIT BOWLS, Cherry Mixed Fruit in 100% Fruit Juice, 4 Ounce (12 Count (Pack of 1)) • Amazon Business $5.84 2 $11.68
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go, Variety Pack (Apple/Banana/Mango), 3.2 Ounce (20 Pouches), Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly, Unsweetened Applesauce, Recloseable BPA Free Pouches (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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