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Ms. Harris from Concord CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Healthy and Happy Students are Ready to Learn!

Help me give my students healthy snacks to help them focus in class.

  • $498 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with students who are English language learners and have learning disabilities. They also come from families that struggle with paying bills and affording school supplies and books. Despite these challenges, my students bring many strengths to the classroom, including a passion for learning and a willingness to take risks as they acquire the building blocks of reading.

My students love math, science, computers, and art, and they love learning how things work.

They are curious about the world and are eager to improve their literacy skills.

My Project

My students need a cutting board and peeler to chop and peel fresh vegetables and fruits to enjoy with homemade dips and salsas. They will use the measuring cups when following recipes from the cookbooks, which will awaken my students' minds and appetites to the variety of cuisines from around the world. Since my students frequently come to school hungry, they need an assortment of wholesome snacks such as pistachios, almonds, crackers, fruit leather, apple chips, popcorn, and pop chips to keep them focused and ready to learn. The plates and napkins will be used to serve the snacks and the cups will be used to enjoy an assortment of hot herbal teas, which my students will enjoy while reading books during our "Poetry and Tea" events. The Clorox wipes will keep our tables neat and clean. The chocolates and candies will be enjoyed sporadically on days when my students need a little incentive to get started on their writing or math assignments.

Janet Renee, MS, explains that healthy snacks boost well-being and support academic success: "Children need a steady supply of nutrients to fuel their bodies and brains so that they grow and develop properly" (from 'What Are the Benefits of Children Eating Snacks During School?' SF Gate on November 27, 2018).

Students will be more motivated to learn when their stomachs are not grumbling and when their brains are nourished with vitamins and minerals.

My students will greatly appreciate this assortment of healthy snacks and supplies. These delicious snacks will give my students energy to think and grow while learning and completing their homework and class assignments. Your support of our classroom is greatly appreciated!

Ms. Harris
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Premium Bamboo Cutting Board and Conditioning Oil Gift Set - Extra Large Wood Chopping and Carving Boards with Butcher Block Oil For Ultimate Protection For Lifelong Use In Your Kitchen - 18 x 12 • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Bare Natural Apple Chips, Snack Size Variety Pack, Gluten Free + Baked, 0.53 Oz (24 Count) • Amazon Business $25.68 1 $25.68
Lance Sandwich Crackers, Peanut Butter Toasty, 20 Count Value Size Box • Amazon Business $5.78 4 $23.12
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Crisp Lemon and Fresh Scent - 3 Pack - 75 Each • Amazon Business $10.59 2 $21.18
Popchips Potato Chips, Variety Pack, 24 Count (Single Serve 0.8 oz Bags), 4 Flavors: Salt, BBQ, Sour Cream & Onion, Salt & Vinegar • Amazon Business $19.84 1 $19.84
The Story of Food: An Illustrated History of Everything We Eat • Amazon Business $19.24 1 $19.24
Buddha's Herbs Premium Herbal Fruit Tea Sampler - 60 Count Assorted Package, Tea Gifts, New Year Gifts • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Blue Diamond Almonds Lightly Salted, Low Sodium, 100 Calorie Packs, 32 Count • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
Wonderful Pistachios, Roasted and Salted, 1.5 Ounce (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
How Food Works: The Facts Visually Explained (How Things Work) • Amazon Business $13.52 1 $13.52
Kid Chef Bakes: The Kids Cookbook for Aspiring Bakers • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Kid Chef Every Day: The Easy Cookbook for Foodie Kids • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
JOLLY RANCHER Hard Candy Assortment, 5 Pound Bulk Candy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pop Secret Popcorn, Movie Theater Butter, 3 Ounce Microwave Bags, 30 Count • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
Stretch Island Fruit Leather Snacks Variety Pack - 0.5 Ounce Strips - 48 Count • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Dixie To Go Paper Cups & Lids, Disposable Insulated Cups and Lids (Designs May Vary), 66 Count • Amazon Business $10.17 1 $10.17
OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Dixie Everyday Simply White Paper Plates, 8 1/2", 90 Count, Lunch or Light Dinner White Disposable Plates • Amazon Business $4.47 2 $8.94
Green Works Multi-Surface Cleaner, Cleaning Spray - Original Fresh, 32 Ounces (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
Prepworks by Progressive Ultimate 19-Piece Measuring Cups and Spoon Set, BA-530 Liquid or Dry Measuring Cups, Gift Set • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolate Candy, Milk Chocolate, 40 Ounce Bag • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
OXO Good Grips 2-Cup Angled Measuring Cup • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hefty Party On Plastic Party Cups (Assorted Colors - Amethyst, Neptune Blue, Paprika, and Apple Green - 16 Ounce, 100 Count) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Bounty Paper Napkins, White, 400 Count • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
Newtons Fig Fruit Chewy Cookies,10 Ounce • Amazon Business $2.98 1 $2.98
Stash Tea Moroccan Mint Green Tea, 20 Count Box of Tea Bags Individually Wrapped in Foil (packaging may vary), Medium Caffeine Tea, Green Tea Blended with Mint, Drink Hot or Iced • Amazon Business $2.79 1 $2.79
Stash Tea Peppermint Herbal Tea, 20 Tea Bags Per Box, Premium Herbal Tisane, Minty Refreshing Herbal Tea, Enjoy Hot or Iced • Amazon Business $2.79 1 $2.79

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