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Mr. Francis from Los Angeles CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Can't Learn If You're Hungry

Help me give my students a variety of filling snacks like veggie straws, Slim Jims, oatmeal and granola bars.

  • $390 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I truly believe that my students can do anything, as long as they have the right tools and the right motivation.

I teach sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students at a public middle school.

The students in my class are enrolled in a special education program due to their identified learning disabilities. Many of them come from economically disadvantaged households. As such, they face a lot of barriers to school success. My goal is always to ensure that students have every opportunity to show how amazing they are.

My Project

Students show up in my class hungry for a variety of reasons. Some have been on the bus for an hour plus before they get to school. Some live in food insecure households. Many are just growing children who need more calories than what is in the school provided breakfast and lunch.

Whatever the reason, hungry students can't do their best work.

It is hard for them to focus on math and reading when their stomachs are grumbling. I want to make sure that I have a variety of filling, desirable snacks in my room so that when a student does need something to eat, it doesn't cause them to miss a lesson. I can just hand them a granola bar, bottle of juice, Slim Jim or cookie and continue teaching.

Mr. Francis
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws Variety Pack, 1 Oz, 30 Count (220-00413) • Staples Advantage $36.79 2 $73.58
Slim Jim, Meat Sticks, Original, 0.28 Oz., 100/Box • Staples Advantage $37.79 1 $37.79
Grandma's Cookie Variety Pack, 36 Bags/Box (FRI14867) • Staples Advantage $14.99 2 $29.98
Minute Maid Orange Juice, 10 oz, 24/case • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Variety Pack, 49 2-packs/Box (GEM44136) • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99
Pirate's Booty Natural Aged White Cheddar Baked Corn Puffs, 0.5 Oz, 36 Count (220-00092) • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99
Blue Diamond Nuts, Almond, 0.63 Oz., 32/Box (220-00512) • Staples Advantage $25.99 1 $25.99
Quaker Oatmeal Flavor Variety Box, 52 Count (220-00482) • Staples Advantage $23.99 1 $23.99

Materials cost

$272.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$331.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.46

Total project goal

$389.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$389.76

3 Donors

-$389.76

Donations toward project cost

-$331.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.46

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$0.00

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