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Mrs. Sparmblack from Lancaster PA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fed and Focused

Help me give my students snacks such as Slim Jims, Sun Chips, and Belvita snacks as they often come to school hungry ad are unable to focus.

  • $438 goal

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My Students

“ I like school better than home” this is often said to me by my students of different ages, ethnicities, genders, and religions. The one thing my students have in common is that they are living in poverty. Many of my students live in homes without heat, running water, food, and a bed to sleep in.

My students deserve more!!!

I cannot change the hardships and circumstances my students face, but I’d like to change my classroom. I want to create a warm, welcoming classroom that my students can call, “ their home away from home.” I’d like to create a safe space for my students to learn and thrive.

My Project

Please help my students have access to snacks so they can focus. My students come from low-income families. They live in a city with a high crime rate which heightens their anxiety. They are ESL students so their learning is twice as hard because they are not only learning content, but they are trying to learn the English language.

"I'm hungry and we did not have food at home." This is regularly said by my students.

They come to school with low-energy and empty stomachs which causes them to remain unfocused. Trying to stay focused while learning content and a new language is difficult for anyone, but imagine if your basic need of food was not being met- how could you focus?

Please help me provide snacks for my students. I would like to be able to give them an energy boost so they can focus and not worry about if and when they will get food.

I want to provide Jack Links and Slim Jims so they can have protein as it is important for developing kids. The Belvita and Chewy breakfast bars will help put pep in their step so they can have a great start to the day. The Sun Chips, animal Crackers, and Variety pack of chips will help tide them over when they are hungry.

Please consider helping my students. Give them an opportunity to focus on a full stomach rather than being unfocused and concerned about how they will find food.

Mrs. Sparmblack
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 40 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SunChips Harvest Cheddar Flavored Multigrain Snacks, 1.5-Ounce (Pack of 64) • Amazon Business $35.98 1 $35.98
SunChips Original Multigrain Snacks, 1.5 Ounce (Pack of 64) • Amazon Business $35.25 1 $35.25
Slim Jim Snack-Sized Smoked Meat Sticks, Original Flavor, Keto Friendly, 0.28 Ounce, 120 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $16.48 2 $32.96
Member's Mark Animal Crackers (5 Lbs.) • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
Baby Wipes, Pampers Baby Diaper Wipes, Complete Clean Scented, 1152 Total Wipes • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Ocean Spray 100% Apple Juice, 4 Ounce Cup (Pack of 48) • Amazon Business $24.87 1 $24.87
Jack Link’s Beef Jerky 20 Count Multipack, Teriyaki, 20, .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 $23.92 1 $23.92
Brothers-ALL-Natural Fuji Apple Crisps, 0.35-Ounce Bags (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $19.96 1 $19.96
Frito-Lay Fun Times Snack Mix Variety Pack, 28 Bags • Amazon Business $8.98 2 $17.96
Brothers-ALL-Natural Fruit Crisps, Asian Pear, 0.35 Ounce (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $17.16 1 $17.16
IZZE Sparkling Juice, 4 Flavor Variety Pack, 8.4 Fl Oz (24 Count) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, 30-count • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, 25% Less Sugar, Variety Pack, 58 Bars • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Rice Krispies Original, Mini-Squares Crispy Marshmallow Squares, 32 Count • Amazon Business $4.79 2 $9.58
Bob's Sweet Stripes Soft Peppermint Candy, 350Count, 61.73 Oz • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Nestle Pure Life Purified Water, 16.9 fl oz. Plastic Bottles (12 count) • Amazon Business $2.23 3 $6.69
Ritz Cheese Cracker Sandwiches Snack Packs, Family Size, 16 Count Box, 1.35 Ounce • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98
belVita Dark Chocolate Creme Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches (5 Count Box, 8.8 oz) • Amazon Business $2.98 1 $2.98
belVita Peanut Butter Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches, 5 Count Box, 8.8 Ounce • Amazon Business $2.98 1 $2.98
belVita Toasted Coconut Breakfast Biscuits, 5 Count Box, 8.8 Ounce • Amazon Business $2.98 1 $2.98

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