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Mr. Maguire from Boston MA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Food For Thought

Help me give my students healthy snacks and warm drinks (for those fighting a cold).

  • $355 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our high school is what most places call a "magnet school." Students come from all over the city to take a test in order to attend. Our high school is arguably the most racially diverse with about one-fourth of our students being African-American, Asian, Latino, and white.

More than 50% of our students are from families below the federal poverty level.

Nonetheless, we have a 100% college acceptance rate. Our students work hard, but they need more than what the district provides.

My Project

My students come to class eager to learn but sometimes they are hungry. Other times students stay after school for practice or tutoring but there is no place for them to get food.

By providing healthy snacks and warm drinks, I can keep the students fueled up for the day.

I already have a hot and cold water dispenser in the classroom. The students can make warm oatmeal and/or tea or could get a cool drink of water with the items in this project.

This year I have two senior boys who ask me for oatmeal in the morning, and one girl who asks for granola bars to take with her on the way home. Sadly, I'm sure there are more students like them that I'm just not aware of.

Mr. Maguire
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Planters Tropical Fruit & Nut Trail Mix, 2 oz. Bags (Pack of 72) (GEN00260) • Staples Advantage $65.09 1 $65.09
Golden Heritage Busy Bee Bear Clover Honey, 12 oz. • Staples Advantage $51.99 1 $51.99
Quaker Instant Oatmeal, 64 Ct • Staples Advantage $35.99 1 $35.99
Bigelow Assorted Flavor Teas, Regular, 28 Count (Pack of 6), 168 Tea Bags/Box (RCB15577) • Staples Advantage $31.49 1 $31.49
Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, & Strawberry, 48/Case • Staples Advantage $22.99 1 $22.99
Land O Lakes Mini Moo's Real Dairy Half & Half Creamer, 192/Case • Staples Advantage $16.33 1 $16.33
Austin Cracker Cookie Variety Pack, 45 count • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
Dixie PerfecTouch Insulated Hot Cup by GP PRO, 8 oz., Coffee Haze, 50/Pack (5338CD) • Staples Advantage $7.19 2 $14.38
Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows, 50/Packets • Staples Advantage $14.29 1 $14.29

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