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Mrs. Veronica Rodriguez from Waukegan IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Snack While We Google Meet!

Help me give my students snacks to keep them energized during distance learning.

  • $259 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

We are a Title I school located in North Chicago. In my classroom, I have 21 wonderful energetic hard working dual-language kindergarten learners that aim to please and have made so much growth this year. Despite living arrangements, poverty, and low socioeconomic hardships, our kids continued to strive simply because their needs were being met. Our school is much more than a place to learn. It was an extension of the home, where their needs were met in many ways, with food being the most important one.

My Project

While schools continue closed, our students face many hardships that are unimaginable by many. Not only was school a safe place but it was their home. True, many academics became hindered due to their families' financial struggles, lacking access to supplies and the internet to learn virtually but in addition the absence of food.

These snacks will help keep their bellies filled as we continue to accommodate their learning needs.

As Maslow Law states, when a lower need is met, the next need on the hierarchy becomes our focus of attention. Being hungry is first on the hierarchy, along with sleep, that these snacks can help meet so that learning can be focused on, engaged in, and growth met.

Our school helped close this GAP offering free lunch, veggies and fruits, and many times snacks supplied by myself in the classroom. Being out of school just adds to this hardship, because that access to food is gone. This is why, during the current crisis, it is more important than ever to feed our children.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pop Secret Popcorn, Movie Theater Butter, 30 Count bags Of 3.0oz Each • Amazon Business $26.73 1 $26.73
Gatorade Thirst Quencher Glacier Freeze, 12 Ounce Bottles (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $11.46 2 $22.92
Nabisco Savory Cracker Variety Pack, RITZ, Cheese Nips, Wheat Thins & RITZ Toasted Chips Sour Cream and Onion, 20 Snack Packs • Amazon Business $6.98 3 $20.94
Gatorade Thirst Quencher, Fruit Punch, 12 Ounce Bottles (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $10.45 2 $20.90
Kettle Brand Potato Chips Variety Pack, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Krinkle Salt & Pepper, Backyard BBQ and Jalapeno, 30 Count • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Frito-Lay Ultimate Snack Care Package, Variety Assortment of Chips, Cookies, Crackers & More, 40 Count • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Frito-Lay Classic Mix Variety Pack, 35 Count • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Frito-Lay Doritos & Cheetos Mix (40 Count) Variety Pack • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Nabisco Team Favorites Mix - Variety Pack with Cookies & Crackers, 30Count Box, 30 oz • Amazon Business $6.32 2 $12.64
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go, Variety Pack (Apple/Banana/Strawberry), 3.2 Ounce (20 Pouches), Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly, Unsweetened, Recloseable BPA Free Pouch (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed Fruit, Gluten Free, Bulk Pack, 0.9 oz Individual Single Serve Bags (Pack of 40) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Propel, Berry, Zero Calorie Sports Drinking Water with Electrolytes and Vitamins C&E, 16.9 Fl Oz (12 Count) • Amazon Business $6.38 1 $6.38

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