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Mrs. Gonzalez from Xenia OH is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Empty Tummies: Snacks for Hungry Kindergarten Students

Help me give my students snacks to eat when they are hungry at school and to put in their pockets to keep them from being hungry at home.

  • $180 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in my kindergarten classroom come to school excited about learning. Most of my students come from low-income families, and all the students at my school receive free breakfast and lunch. This background can mean that students’ families cannot afford to purchase needed school supplies. Unfortunately, some of the students are experiencing homelessness which can mean that they lack items to meet their most basic needs.

My students deserve to receive the best education possible so that they are able to succeed in school and in life.

These boys and girls have such awesome attitudes, and they try their best every day!

My Project

"I missed breakfast because I was late." "I'm hungry Teacher. I wish you had a snack for me." "I didn't eat much last night." These are all statements that my kindergarten students have made to me. Many of my kindergarten students do not have adequate nutrition at home, so they come to school hungry. They have difficulty concentrating on learning because this basic need is not met. I try to purchase snacks for them, but I am not always able to do this.

I am requesting snacks, including granola bars, cheese crackers and pretzels, to help reduce the hunger that my students feel at school and at home.

I plan to make this food available to students in the morning, if they are late and miss breakfast, and during snack time, since many of my students' families can not provide a snack for them. We have lunch at 12:40, which is a long time for five and six-year-old children to go without breakfast and snack. I will also send home some of these individually packed snacks in my neediest students' pockets, to help them be less hungry at home. By feeding my students, donors to this project will help them be able to focus on learning and acquiring the academic and social skills necessary to become successful students and adults.

Thank you for taking the time to read my project idea! This project is extremely important to my wonderful kindergarten students. Last year, some awesome donors funded a similar project and my students were extremely happy and relieved to have the opportunity to have a snack when they were hungry. It made such a difference!

Mrs. Gonzalez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rold Gold Tiny Twists Pretzels, 1 Ounce (Pack of 40) • Amazon Business $14.38 4 $57.52
Cheez-It Original Cheese Crackers - School Lunch Food, Baked Snack, Single Serve,1.5 oz Bag (Pack of 36) • Amazon Business $8.46 4 $33.84
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, 25% Less Sugar, Variety Pack, 58 Bars • Amazon Business $9.86 3 $29.58

Materials cost

$120.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$152.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.96

Total project goal

$179.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$179.71

6 Donors

-$105.00

Donations toward project cost

-$89.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.75

Matching donations from our partners

-$74.71

Match offers toward project cost

-$63.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.21

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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