Mrs. Ojeda from Meriden CT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
My students need healthy snacks to fuel their bodies, so they are able to learn.
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.
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.
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|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|
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