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Mrs. Ojeda from Meriden CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hungry For Success!

My students need healthy snacks to fuel their bodies, so they are able to learn.

  • $258 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a school counselor at an urban high school with over 220 students on my caseload. My students are very diverse with many of them coming from economically disadvantaged homes. 70% of them receive free or reduced lunch and face various barriers to achieving academic success. They come from homes where food is scarce and where there is not enough money to pay for life's essentials, such as clothing, utilities, and school supplies. Many have experienced trauma and have difficulty getting to school regularly. In fact, nearly 25% of my students are chronically absent from school.

My students are hardworking, dedicated, and most importantly, resilient.

Each and every one of them has the potential to be successful. I want to equal the playing field for my students so they have all the tools necessary to excel academically, as well as emotionally.

My Project

Many of my students come to school hungry. They rely on free school meals as they do not have enough food at home but sometimes this is just not enough for their growing bodies. Can you imagine how difficult it is to focus on academics when you haven't eaten since yesterday? Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for my students to miss meals when they are home.

When my students' stomachs are full, they will be ready to learn and excel in all areas!

I would love to be able to provide healthy and filling granola bars and almonds to my hungry students. Food insecurity is common at my school. This project will feed my students and help them focus while in class.

Mrs. Ojeda
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CLIF BAR - Energy Bar - Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch - (2.4 Ounce Protein Bar, 12 Count) • Amazon Business $11.98 3 $35.94
CLIF BAR - Energy Bar - Chocolate Brownie - (2.4 Ounce Protein Bar, 12 Count) • Amazon Business $11.79 3 $35.37
CLIF BAR - Energy Bar - Crunchy Peanut Butter - (2.4 Ounce Protein Bar, 12 Count) • Amazon Business $11.48 3 $34.44
CLIF BAR - Energy Bar - Chocolate Chip - (2.4 Ounce Protein Bar, 12 Count) • Amazon Business $11.29 3 $33.87
Blue Diamond Almonds, Whole Natural, 1.5 Ounce (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $10.59 3 $31.77
CLIF Nut Butter Filled - Organic Energy Bar - Chocolate Peanut Butter - (1.76 Ounce Protein Snack Bar, 12 Count) • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68

Materials cost

$186.07

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$218.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.62

Total project goal

$257.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$257.48

2 Donors

-$128.74

Donations toward project cost

-$109.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.31

match offer

-$128.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$109.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.31

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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