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Mrs. Berger from Sacramento CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Food for Thought

My students need snacks to settle empty stomachs so they can focus on school.

  • $553 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students face challenges in life due to poverty, unstable housing, and language barriers. Although life is not easy, my students are extremely positive, grateful, and happy children. Our school faces the same issues many other schools face in low socioeconomic areas. We strive to meet the basic needs of our students so they are successful in school. My students are amazing people. They are extremely motivated, positive, and honest.

"We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he/she is someone today." — Stacia Tauscher.

My Project

Most of my students live in poverty. While my families are doing the best they can, they often struggle with providing basic life essentials such as food. Food is often scarce in my students' homes. If students are unable to get to school by 7:35 a.m., they do not get breakfast. Many parents struggle to get their child to school on time. Through no fault of their own, my students often are too late for breakfast. Lunch is not served until 12:00 p.m. When my student arrive without eating, they are hungry and cranky. It is next to impossible for them to focus on school when their stomachs hurt from being empty. When snacks are provided, they are happy, comfortable, and able to focus on school. This project will allow for my students to have a little something to eat, if they missed breakfast. It will give my kids the focus and energy to be successful at school.

Mrs. Berger
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kellogg’s Favorites Single Serve Breakfast Cereal Cups Assortment Variety Pack, 96 Count • Amazon Business $44.93 2 $89.86
Mott's Applesauce, 3.2 oz pouches, 4 count (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $12.96 4 $51.84
Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Variety Bag Original, Teriyaki 9ct 1.25oz Single-serve Bags • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Slim Jim Giant Smoked Snacks, Original, 24 Count • Amazon Business $22.00 2 $44.00
Don't Go Nuts Nut-Free Organic Snack Bars, Gorilla Power, Chocolate Chip Granola, 1.58 Ounce Bars, 12 Count • Amazon Business $21.48 2 $42.96
Nature's Bakery Stone Ground Whole Wheat Fig Bar-36, 2 OZ Twin Packs, variety pack • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Nut Free Gluten Free Granola Bars, FreeYumm Chocolate Chip Oat Bars, School Safe Allergen Free Snacks for Kids, 15 Count • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain, Soft Baked Breakfast Bars, Strawberry, Made with Whole Grain, Value Pack, 3 Packages of 20.8 oz ( 16 Count) • Amazon Business $14.34 2 $28.68
Enjoy Life Seed & Fruit Mix, Soy free, Nut free, Gluten free, Dairy free, Non GMO, Vegan, Mountain Mambo, 1.63 Ounce Bags (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $20.24 1 $20.24
Mott's Medley Assorted Fruit Flavored Snacks (90 ct.) • Amazon Business $14.70 1 $14.70

Materials cost

$397.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$469.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.86

Total project goal

$552.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$552.39

1 Donor

-$552.39

Donations toward project cost

-$469.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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