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Mrs. Mata from Dallas TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking Up Student Success

Help me give my students the materials they need to learn how to cook!

  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you ever wish you had the option to learn living skills such as cooking while you were in school? My students are fortunate enough to be able to come to my after school class to learn how to do just that.

In my cooking class, we do a little bit of everything—since our school is full of different cultures we learn how to make all types of foods.

Coming from an impoverished urban area of Texas, sometimes the meals the kids get at school are the only meals the kids get. My class offers the kids not only an opportunity to try new foods but the opportunity to learn how to cook them as well.

My Project

I have an after school class where we teach the students how to cook. We do a variety of foods since we have a mix of cultures in our school. These range from cajun cuisine, traditional Mexican foods such as carne asada, and Asian foods like chicken fried rice. The students truly love doing this, since it is an elective after school class, and they want to be there. The ingredients in our fundraiser will help the students learn how to cook many things from just a few ingredients. By having these ingredients, I can show the kids that you don’t need expensive ingredients to make expensive tasting food.

Cooking and eating together makes memories.

By creating positive memories and building essential life skills with my kids, I hope to leave a lasting impression on them. My students not only begin to form bonds with me, but with each other, and ignite a passion for culinary arts.

Mrs. Mata
Grades 9-12
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
Simply Organic Starter Spice Gift Set • Amazon Business $31.00 1 $31.00
Cuisinart 12 Piece Color Knife Set With Blade Guards • $22.09 1 $22.09
Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, 22 Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
Eden Sushi Mats, Bamboo, Units (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Gibson Chefs Better Basics 9pc Tool Set with Round Shape Wire Caddy (92104.09) • $16.99 1 $16.99
Gibson Total Kitchen 20pc Tool/Gadget Prepare and Serve Combo Set (99202.20) • $15.29 1 $15.29
Morton Salt Regular Salt - 26 oz (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Wilton Creamy White Decorator Icing,Medium Consistency,4 lb. Tub, Cake Decorating Supplies • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
PREMIUM QUALITY-Heavy Duty Disposable piping bags-100 Icing Bags Extra Thick[16-Inch] royal icing.Cake Decorating Kit/Cake Decorating Supplies with 12 Piping Tips BONUS Bag Ties & Icing Tips coupler. • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
NOW Foods, Macadamia Nuts, Dry Roasted with Sea Salt, Source of Fiber, Gluten-Free and Certified Non-GMO, 9-Ounce • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Domino Sugar, Granulated, 4LB Canister • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Kikkoman Soy Sauce (10 oz.) - Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $10.10 1 $10.10
Daechun Sushi Nori (50 Full Sheets), Resealable, Gold Grade, Product of Korea • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Athens Foods Mini Fillo Dough Shells 15 Per Box (3 Boxes) • Amazon Business $9.15 1 $9.15
Enjoy Life Semi-sweet Chocolate Mini Chips, 10 Ounce, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $8.86 1 $8.86
Nishiki Medium Grain Rice, 5 lb • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
Clabber Girl Corn Starch - Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Thickener for sauce, soup, gravy in a Resealable Can - 6.5 oz can (1) • Amazon Business $5.44 1 $5.44
Glad ClingWrap Plastic Food Wrap, 200 Sq. Ft. Roll (00020) • $3.82 1 $3.82
Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda, 5 lb • Amazon Business $3.24 1 $3.24
365 Everyday Value, Baking Powder, 10 oz • Amazon Business $1.99 1 $1.99

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