My students need a backpack cart that holds and organizes Snackpacks that contain food for their weekends.
This project expired on February 21, 2012.
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What was your favorite school lunch? And your favorite meal at home? School breakfasts and lunches are the most significant meals and the best nutrition that many of my students receive. But what about meals on the weekend?
The students in my building face challenges that can interfere with their learning.
Our neighborhood is considered "high poverty" in a city that has spent the past four months recovering from an F5 tornado. While the contributions made to us have been tremendous, we still know that many of our families are in precarious financial situations and may not be sure how meals will be provided when kids are home on the weekend. Proper nutrition is obviously vital for their health and learning.
Over ten percent of our students receive "snackpacks" on Fridays. These packs include single serve foods that provide meals and snacks for Saturdays and Sundays. The packing, organizing and distributing of the packs can be overwhelming in a building where space is at a premium. A cart that can hold the backpacks when they are returned on Mondays and then be used to organize and distribute on Fridays can make the process more streamlined and less conspicuous for students receiving the packs.
Our snackpack program is an effort to ensure that our students have proper nutrition every day of the week.
This project will provide a more orderly way for snackpacks to be organized and distributed, making it possible for the program to grow as the need is seen.
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