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Mrs. Richardson from Richmond VA is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I'm Hungry Now

Help me give my students snacks to help them get through the long school day and keep their focus on learning.

  • $927 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

I teach at a STEAM model school that incorporates performing arts, visual arts, coding, computer science, financial literacy, and social-emotional learning within its curriculum. Our urban school receives federal funding for programs that provide free breakfast and lunch for every student, and Title I services to economically-disadvantaged boys and girls. We are a class that includes military families, gifted/talented students, ESL/ELL students, inclusion/special education students, and the tech-savvy. My students are energetic and very busy within the classroom. Even with parental support, I would love to say that my students have everything that they need to be successful but they don't.

We focus on problem-based and project-based learning taking place within our "Castle on the Hill".

Our innovators will be developing new mindsets that will embrace critical thinking, communication, creative thinking, citizenship, collaboration, and culture. They will have a guiding hand in defining their education while being problem-solvers in a flexible, educational setting. Building a community of global citizens is what we are excited about!

My Project

As we return back to school from Winter Break, my students will have to adjust once again to eating breakfast at 7:30 in the morning and going to lunch at 10:30 with dismissal, not until 2:45. That four-hour gap in time is too long for my second graders to stay focused when they are hungry. During the first semester, some parents tried to contribute snacks for the entire class. But with 120 days in a school year times 20 students, it is almost impossible to ask for 2400 individual snack items. So I am requesting a variety of snack items that my students will be able to have for the rest of this school year. Knowing that my students have allergic reactions to seafood, nuts, beans, and red dye, I have tried my best to choose snacks that all students will enjoy, and keep them safe and healthy during our afternoon brain breaks. These snacks will keep them focused on their learning and fill their grumbling bellies.

Hunger Pains Should Not Stop A Child From Learning!

Mrs. Richardson
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, 2 Pack, 120/Pack (304-00072) • $40.99 2 $81.98
GoGo squeeZ Fruit on the Go Variety Pack, Apple Apple & Gimme Five!, 3.2 oz. (72 Pouches) - Tasty Kids Applesauce Snacks - Gluten Free Snacks for Kids - Nut & Dairy Free - Vegan Snacks • Amazon Business $35.52 2 $71.04
Rold Gold Heartzels Heart Shaped Pretzels, 0.7 Ounce (Pack of 104) • Amazon Business $42.15 1 $42.15
SkinnyPop Popcorn Variety (Original & White Cheddar), 0.5oz Individual Snack Size Bags (Pack of 40) Skinny Pop, Healthy Snacks, Gluten-free • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
York Peppermint Patties Chocolate, Peppermint, 84 Oz., 175/Box (HEC06643) • $38.99 1 $38.99
LaetaFood Welch’s Fruit Snacks Mixed Gummy Fat Free, Gluten Free Candy, Snacks Size Pouch (Pack of 140) • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Honey Maid Lil' Squares Honey Graham Crackers, 1.06 oz. Bags, 72 Bags/Carton (MOZ001932000166) • $36.99 1 $36.99
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, Cheddar, 1.5 Oz., 72/Carton (13539) • $36.99 1 $36.99
Fla-Vor-Ice Freezer Pops, Fat Free Ice Pops, Tropical Flavors , 16 Count (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $32.68 1 $32.68
RITZ Cheese Sandwich Crackers, 48 Snack Packs (6 Boxes) • Amazon Business $16.32 2 $32.64
Quaker Rice Crisps, Gluten Free, 3 Flavor Sweet Variety Mix, Single Serve, 0.91 Ounce, Pack of 30 • Amazon Business $15.74 2 $31.48
Utz Party Mix – 1 oz. Bags (60 Count) Tasty Snack Mix of Corn Tortilla, Nacho Tortilla, Pretzel, BBQ Corn Chip and Cheese Curl, Perfect for Vending Machines, Individual Snacks to Go, Trans-Fat Free • Amazon Business $13.48 2 $26.96
OREO Original, OREO Golden, CHIPS AHOY! & Nutter Butter Cookie Snacks Variety Pack, Holiday Christmas Cookies, 2 Count (Pack of 56) • Amazon Business $12.88 2 $25.76
Rice Krispies Treats Sweets, Marshmallow, 0.39 oz., 50/Box (KEE12346) • $12.49 2 $24.98
GoGo squeeZ Fruit on the Go, Apple Cinnamon, 3.2 oz. (48 Pouches) - Tasty Kids Applesauce Snacks Made from Apples & Cinnamon - Gluten Free Snacks for Kids - Nut & Dairy Free - Vegan Snacks • Amazon Business $24.64 1 $24.64
Bobs Sweet Stripes Soft Peppermint Candy, 160 Count, 28 Ounce Jar • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
belVita Breakfast Biscuits Variety Pack, 4 Flavors, 6 Boxes of 5 Packs (4 Biscuits Per Pack) • Amazon Business $23.69 1 $23.69
Belvita Cinnamon Brown Sugar Breakfast Biscuits, 6 Boxes of 5 Packs (4 Biscuits Per Pack) • Amazon Business $19.32 1 $19.32
Frito Lay Flamin' Hot Mix, 6 Flavor Single Serve Cheetos, Doritos, Chester's & Funyuns Variety Pack, (40 Count) • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Frito-Lay Fun Times Mix Variety Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Frito Lay, Tangy Favorites Mix Variety Pack Pack, 40 Count • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Handi-Snacks OREO, RITZ & Premium Variety Pack, 30 Snack Packs • Amazon Business $17.08 1 $17.08
Fla-Vor-Ice Popsicle Variety Pack of 1.5 Oz Freezer Bars, Assorted Flavors, 100 Count • Amazon Business $8.18 2 $16.36
LOCKNLOCK Aqua Fridge Door Water Jug with Handle BPA Free Plastic Pitcher with Flip Top Lid Perfect for Making Teas and Juices, 2 Quarts, Red • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49

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