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Ms. Mercado from Greenville SC is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeding First Grade Brains

Help me give my students snacks to give them a full belly for learning!

  • $291 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a single gender class in a Title I school. There are 16 girls in my class who love to read, write, participate in number talks, math groups, and learn every day. They come to school ready to learn, and they are excited about new opportunities.

Being from a low-income and high poverty school, my students face several challenges daily inside and outside of the classroom.

One of my goals is to have a comfortable and safe environment where my students feel like they can be their creative selves all day.

My Project

It is always hard to work on anything with an empty stomach. Your thoughts always go to "what's for lunch?" or "will I get snack today?" Imagine having those thoughts as a six year old.

This project will ensure that my students have a snack available daily, and breakfast items when needed.

Chips, pop-tarts, goldfish, granola bars, crackers and other snack foods will give my students breakfast items due to students missing breakfast because the bell rang, or their was no food for them at home. This project will help get snacks in their bellies to help my students focus on learning and community rather than their empty stomachs.

Ms. Mercado
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 17 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gardetto's Snack Mix, Original, 1.75 oz. Bags, 60 Bags/Box • Quill.com $35.27 1 $35.27
Frito Lay Variety Pack, Variety Mix, 60 Bags/Case • Quill.com $33.99 1 $33.99
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, 1.5 oz. Bags, 72 Bags/Box • Quill.com $29.74 1 $29.74
Welch's Mixed Fruits Snacks, 0.9 Oz, 66 Count (209-00320) • Quill.com $23.79 1 $23.79
Famous Amos Club Pack, Chocolate Chip Cookies, 2-oz., 36/Case • Quill.com $19.54 1 $19.54
Quaker Chewy Granola Bar Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Variety Pack 60 Count (220-00434) • Quill.com $17.84 1 $17.84
Lance Sandwich Crackers Variety Pack, 36 Count (220-00400) • Quill.com $16.65 1 $16.65
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Variety Pack 48 Count (56173) • Quill.com $15.72 1 $15.72
Rice Krispies Treats Minis, 50/Box • Quill.com $7.64 1 $7.64

Materials cost

$200.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$14.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$247.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.64

Total project goal

$290.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$290.93

2 Donors

-$284.75

Donations toward project cost

-$247.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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