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Ms. Mendez from Lakewood CO is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Healthy Snacks for Hungry Students

Help me give my students an assortment of healthy snacks to keep them focused.

  • $516 goal

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My Students

Our school is a dual language community school that serves ECE through sixth grade students. We provide a rigorous bilingual academic program that prepares all of our students for global citizenship in the 21st century. In the school, 97% of our student population participate in the free or reduced-price lunch program. The student body is 91% Latino/Hispanic, 4% Black, 3% White, and 2% Asian. My students love to learn and have the desire to learn at the beginning of their day. My students struggle with reading. They strive to grow as readers each and every day.

My Project

Can you focus when you are hungry? Well, neither can my students. I have students who arrive late and don't get to school in time to eat breakfast.

If they don't eat, then they can't focus on the learning because they are so caught up in how their stomach feels.

I usually save a basket of leftover breakfast or snacks in the back of my classroom to give to these students but right now it is empty. That is why I have requested a variety of healthy snacks that are mostly protein. Students need protein to supplement school breakfast and lunches. I envision using the food from this project to feed my students when they are hungry.

Ms. Mendez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Buffalo Bills Original Short Shots (120 mild flavored 3.5” beef sticks per 30oz bag) • Amazon Business $31.99 3 $95.97
Biltong - Seasoned Dried Beef Sliced 16oz Pack • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Nut Harvest Trail Mix Variety Pack, 16 Count • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Wild Bills Black Peppered Beef Jerky Strips, 30-Count, 15-Ounce • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Fat Snax Cookies - Low Carb, Keto, and Sugar Free (Variety Pack, 12-pack (24 cookies)) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Ayoba-Yo Biltong. Tender Beef Snack. Better than Jerky. Paleo and Keto Friendly. High Protein Steak Cuts. Made with Premium Meat. No Carbs. Gluten & Sugar Free. 4 Ounce • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Welch's Mixed Fruit Snacks, 100-Count (Mixed Fruit, 90 OZ) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
KIND Bars, Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, Gluten Free, 1.4 Ounce Bars, 12 Count • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies Breakfast Cereal in a Cup, Low Fat, Bulk Size, 12 Count (Pack of 2, 13.8 Trays) • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
Lucky Charms Gluten Free Cereal Cups (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
KIND Bars, Cranberry Almond + Antioxidants with Macadamia Nuts, Gluten Free, Low Sugar • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67

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