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Ms. LaBar from Philadelphia PA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Feed My Belly So I Can Feed My Mind

Help me give my students snacks like protein bars and chips for the days they are hungry.

  • $354 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a Title I school in Philadelphia and almost all receive free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast. They attend a typical inner city school. Most face serious obstacles before they even walk though the doors in the morning. Our goal is to make our school a safe and loving environment.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and different countries.

This makes our school pretty special in so many ways. The students all work so hard and are very deserving of this project.

My Project

My students are the sweetest inner-city kids. They come to school and before they even walk through the door many of them are dealing with huge adult issues like homelessness and hunger. Unfortunately, these are issues no child should have to deal with. My hope is that with simple items like chips, candy, water and other little snacks can help make a child’s day better. A simple snack like a Kind Bar or chips can take away their hunger and then allow them to focus on school. Giving students access to snacks and treats helps them know that someone cares. That they are validated and we want them to come to school and be successful.

Ms. LaBar
Grades 6-8
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
Frito Lay Variety Pack, Baked & Popped Mix, 60 Bags/Case (FRI92268) • Staples Advantage $34.99 1 $34.99
Red Rock Candy Sticks, 36-piece tub • Staples Advantage $28.49 1 $28.49
JOLLY-BURST Chewy and Hard Candy Party Assortment (600-B0003) • Staples Advantage $27.99 1 $27.99
Assorted Fruit Sours, 5 lb. Bulk • Staples Advantage $25.49 1 $25.49
JOLLY RANCHER AWESOME REDS Hard Candy Assortment, 13 oz., 4 Count (55689) • Staples Advantage $20.49 1 $20.49
KIND Healthy Grains Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Granola Bar, 1.2 oz., 12 Bars/Box • Staples Advantage $17.59 1 $17.59
Wonka Laffy Taffy Chewy Candy, Assorted, 48 Oz. (NES13342) • Staples Advantage $16.69 1 $16.69
Arrowhead Sparkling Water, Pomegranate Lemonade, Triple Berry, & Lime, 16.9 oz. Bottles, Variety Pack of 24 (12349681) • Staples Advantage $15.99 1 $15.99
Austin Cracker Cookie Variety Pack, 45 count • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
Grandma's Cookie Variety Pack, 36 Bags/Box (FRI14867) • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
KIND Healthy Grains Dark Chocolate Chunk Granola Bar, 1.2 oz., 12 Bars/Box • Staples Advantage $14.29 1 $14.29
LaCroix Berry Sparkling Water Fridge Pack Bundle, 12 oz. Cans, 12/Pack, 2 Packs/Carton (NAV-40156/80401) • Staples Advantage $13.99 1 $13.99
Sparkling Ice Flavored Sparkling Water, Variety 12/Pack (TLK95092) • Staples Advantage $13.89 1 $13.89
TWIZZLERS Strawberry Twists, 105 Count, 33.3 oz • Staples Advantage $6.59 1 $6.59

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