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Mrs. McKinney from Memphis TN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Backpack Snacks

Help me give my students healthy snacks and water to take home each day!

  • $452 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Once you step into my kindergarten class, you will meet some of the smartest, most well-mannered and eager learners ever! We had a great first semester, but unfortunately, we are running very low on basic supplies.

My students are filled with so much promise!

They come to school ready to learn despite the adversity that many of them face. The reality is many families are simply unable to afford many of the necessities we need on a daily basis.

That is why this project is so important and necessary. They have shown show much growth since the beginning of the year and this project will make it possible to continue moving forward.

My Project

School is definitely a safe place for most of our students. They not only receive fun and meaningful instruction, but they also receive two meals per day! Breakfast and lunch are guaranteed, but dinner is often uncertain. This is a sad reality for many students.

This project will provide my students with take-home snacks and water.

While it may not seem like a lot, it makes a world of difference to my students. Food is a very basic need that no child should have to ever worry about. These resources will ensure they have something to eat after they leave school.

Mrs. McKinney
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zephyrhills Brand 100% Natural Spring Water, 8 oz Plastic Bottle, 48/Pack (11475286) • Staples Advantage $18.15 3 $54.45
Snackwells Cookies, Vanilla Creme Sandwich, 1.7 Oz., 60/Box (BNF01919) • Staples Advantage $52.59 1 $52.59
Kellogg's Fruity Snack Mixes, Berry, 2.5 oz., 48/Carton (FAR80745ARN) • Staples Advantage $46.19 1 $46.19
Sunchips Chips, Variety, 1.5 Oz., 60/Carton (FRI67652) • Staples Advantage $40.99 1 $40.99
Frito Lay Baked Snack Mix, Variety, 60/Carton (FRI92268) • Staples Advantage $40.49 1 $40.49
Kar's SWEET'N SALTY Snack Mix, 2 oz., 24/Box (08387) • Staples Advantage $18.97 2 $37.94
Cheez-It Crackers, White Cheddar, 1.5 oz., 45/Carton (10893) • Staples Advantage $29.59 1 $29.59
Ritz Crackers 'N Cheesy Dip, 30 Count • Staples Advantage $27.49 1 $27.49
Gardetto's Original Club 1.75 Ounce Bags, Pack of 42 (GEM49448) • Staples Advantage $18.99 1 $18.99

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