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Ms. Maldonado from Bronx NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Food for Fuel

Help me give my students snacks to fuel their brains throughout the day

  • $272 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I service students with a variety of speech/language disabilities at a Bronx public school in a high-needs district. Although they come from a low socio-economic background, I strive to ensure that my students know that they are fully capable of learning and growing.

I make it a point to empower them with the idea that they can learn anything if they pay close attention to their surroundings, use their brains to think/wonder, and put hard work/effort into all that they do.

I love that my speech students are always eager to come to their speech therapy sessions. My students are encouraged to take risks with their language and they are taught that mistakes and struggle is part of learning and growing. They love to explore therapy materials, especially those that stimulate the senses, and those that involve role play and co-operative play. They also love to sing songs, learn through movement, and to manipulate their vocal volume and intonation.

My Project

Many of my students complain of hunger throughout the day. Some express their hunger first thing in the morning and others toward the end of the day. Either way, not one day passes when I don't have a student ask me for a snack.

I have noticed that my students are much more alert and energetic when they have a snack to fuel their minds and bodies.

I try my best to have something for them to munch on, but it's often hard to match supply with demand.

Having a stockpile of snacks on hand would make a tremendous difference. The students will have many options to choose from, so that everyone of them can have a pick of something they like. I have selected a variety of snack options, i.e. cookies, gummies, chips, granola bars, popcorn, juices, to ensure that my students have snacks for a long time to come.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, 1.5 oz. Bags, 72 Bags/Box • $29.74 1 $29.74
Skinny Pop 100 Calorie Popcorn Snack, 0.65 Oz, 24 Count (220-00408) • $29.74 1 $29.74
Frito Lay Variety Pack, Variety Mix, 30 Bags/Case • $26.34 1 $26.34
Welch's Mixed Fruits Snacks, 0.9 Oz, 66 Count (209-00320) • $23.79 1 $23.79
Sunshine Cheez-It Crackers, 1.5 oz. Bags, 60 Bags/Box • $23.79 1 $23.79
Nature Valley Oats & Honey Granola Bars, 1.5 oz. Packs 2 Bars/Pack, 28 Packs/Box • $18.18 1 $18.18
Nabisco Cookie Variety Pack, 60 Count (04615) • $17.42 1 $17.42
Pepperidge Farms Milano Dark Chocolate Cookies 2-Packs, 20 Count (220-00088) • $14.87 1 $14.87
Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Juice, 6 fl. oz. Pouches, Variety Pack, 40/Box (442) • $14.02 1 $14.02

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