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Ms. Velez from Rockford IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Healthy Snacks for Kinder

My students need healthy snack options for the afternoons since they eat breakfast so early in the day and most of them do not have a healthy snack to bring for themselves from home.

  • $490 goal

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My Students

The school I work at is very diverse. Teaching in a low-income, high poverty setting is challenging, but so rewarding. Many of our students come from homes with limited resources. A very high percentage of our student body is on free and reduced lunch. I hope to give these students the highest quality education possible, one that leaves them wishing it didn't have to be the weekend. I hope to be able to purchase new resources for my Kinders so that they are excited to come to school to learn in an environment that is warm and welcoming. Perhaps for a moment in time, they will forget about their worries from home when they step into our classroom.

My Project

By refueling their bodies with healthy snacks such as pretzels and crackers in the afternoon, my students will be able to focus on their work all the way through until the end of the day. These nutritious foods with give them plenty of energy to do what they came to school to do, grow their minds. My students have an extended day at our school and the afternoon is quite long after their early lunch so having something to snack on would mean so much to them. Many of them want to bring something from home, but it just isn't an option for them so this will help ensure that all Kinder students have a full belly to get them through their day.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, 1.5 oz. Bags, 72 Bags/Box (CAM13539) • Staples Advantage $47.99 1 $47.99
Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, & Strawberry, 48/Case • Staples Advantage $22.99 2 $45.98
Healthy Helpings Natural Animal Crackers 45 oz (220-00464) • Staples Advantage $15.19 3 $45.57
Ritz Bits Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches, 1.5 oz. Bags, 60 Bags/Box • Staples Advantage $39.99 1 $39.99
ACT II Microwave Popcorn, Microwavable, Light Butter, 2.75 oz., 36 / Carton • Staples Advantage $19.99 2 $39.98
Welch's Mixed Fruit Snack, Fat-free, 1 Serving Bag, 2.25 oz., 12 / Box • Staples Advantage $19.49 2 $38.98
Sunshine Cheez-It Crackers, 1.5 oz. Bags, 60 Bags/Box (SUB12261) • Staples Advantage $29.99 1 $29.99
Nature Valley Oats & Honey Granola Bars, 1.5 oz. Packs, 28 Packs/Box • Staples Advantage $21.39 1 $21.39
Snyders Old Fashioned Mini Pretzel Canister, 32 oz • Staples Advantage $6.99 3 $20.97
Honey Maid Honey Graham Crackers Value Pack 4 Boxes/PK • Staples Advantage $19.69 1 $19.69
Keebler Cheese & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, 1.8 oz. Packs, 12 Packs/Box (21164) • Staples Advantage $7.99 2 $15.98
Anderson Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels, 2-3/4 lbs. (PBNPTUB00375) • Staples Advantage $13.49 1 $13.49

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