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Ms. Lambert from Rochester MN is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Meals, snacks and More for Homeless Students!

Help me give my students who are homeless basic food necessities of food for the night(s). The foods will all preservatives but will provide at least 10-15 or more students a meal or more per night.

  • $1,838 goal

This project expired on March 13, 2020.

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My Students

We are a community-based school. Over 80% of the student population at our school are on the Free and Reduced Price lunch which aligns with the federal poverty income levels. While some of our students face difficulties of not having a home, others have been through a tremendous amount of trauma or face a declared economic state of poverty. Most of the students in our building in are constantly thinking about food or shelter. Until you meet a person in this state of need, you will not understand it. I truly hope, you don't meet people in this state. Having a sport or hobby to pursue gives them something to relieve their minds and bodies of for awhile and give them instant happiness with!

Having a time of for creative of play and with high quality materials is crucial for students for who are already facing large odds.

These materials will allow the students to explore create ways to solve math problems, build buildings, create scientific methods, etc.

My Project

We have on average 32 students who are homeless each night at our school. We have over 82 percent of our student population that receive free and breakfast; thus food inequities are a great concerns to most of our student body here in this school. I have asked for food before and it was granted and the families were so grateful!

The food that is given is very impactful to these marginalized students, who are astonished that someone, usually that they don't know would give to them with nothing to ask in return.

It is a priceless gift of compassion that literally lights a little fire in our homeless children to keep going and they know they not just a teacher or more care, but the outside world cares too.

Ms. Lambert
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Old Wisconsin Beef Sausage Snack Sticks, Naturally Smoked, Ready to Eat, High Protein, Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free, 26 Ounce Resealable Package • Amazon Business $14.42 20 $288.40
Campbell's RavioliOs Beef Ravioli in Meat Sauce, 15 oz (pack of 12) • Amazon Business $17.26 15 $258.90
PLANTERS Pistachio Lover's Mix, 1.15 lb. Resealable Canister | Deluxe Pistachio Mix: Pistachios, Almonds & Cashews Roasted in Peanut Oil with Sea Salt | Kosher, Savory Snack • Amazon Business $9.61 20 $192.20
Amazon Brand - Solimo Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags, Clean Fresh Scent, 13 Gallon, 45 Count • Amazon Business $7.99 15 $119.85
Arm & Hammer Liquid Laundry Detergent Plus OxiClean, Fresh Scent, 122.5 Oz • Amazon Business $7.46 12 $89.52
Amazon Brand - Solimo Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon Scent, 75 Wipes Each (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 12 $71.88
DOLE FRUIT BOWLS, Tropical Fruit in 100% Fruit Juice, Pineapple Tidbits in 100% Fruit Juice, 4 Count per pack, 16 Ounce • Amazon Business $4.61 15 $69.15
Del Monte Canned Fresh Cut Blue Lake French Style Green Beans, 14.5 Ounce, Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $3.78 15 $56.70
Spam Hickory Smoke, 12 Ounce Can • Amazon Business $2.68 15 $40.20
Nestle Coffee-mate Coffee Creamer, French Vanilla, Liquid Pump Bottle, 50.7 Fl. Oz (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $11.62 3 $34.86
365 Everyday Value, Organic Extra Wide Egg Noodles, 16 oz • Amazon Business $2.29 15 $34.35
Del Monte Diced Tomatoes Zesty Chili Style, 14.5-Ounce • Amazon Business $2.23 15 $33.45
BUSH'S BEST Original Baked Beans, 28 Ounce Can, Plant-based Protein and Fiber, Low Fat, Gluten Free, Canned Baked Beans, Canned Beans • Amazon Business $1.98 15 $29.70
Prego Pasta Sauce, Traditional Italian Tomato Sauce, 24 Ounce Jar • Amazon Business $1.88 15 $28.20
Hormel Chili Chunky Beef Chili with Beans, 15 Ounce • Amazon Business $1.79 15 $26.85
Barilla Pasta, Farfalle, 16 Ounce • Amazon Business $1.28 15 $19.20
Campbell's Chunky Chicken Broccoli Cheese with Potato Soup, 18.8 oz. Can • Amazon Business $1.52 12 $18.24
Starburst Original Fruit Chews 3 LB bag , Assorted Fruity Candy - Cherry, Strawberry, Lemon, Orange Flavored , Contains about 260 pieces bulk candy individually wrapped • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
NESTLE COFFEE-MATE Coffee Creamer, Original, 11oz powder creamer, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Barilla Pasta, Angel Hair, 16 Ounce • Amazon Business $0.97 15 $14.55
Knorr Rice Sides, Cheddar Broccoli 5.7 oz • Amazon Business $0.94 15 $14.10
Prego Cooking Sauce Garlic & Italian Herb Jar, 15 oz • Amazon Business $3.06 4 $12.24
Jolly Rancher Pieces Assorted 5lb • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Dixie Everyday Paper Plates, 10 1/16", 86 Count, Amazon Exclusive Design, Dinner Size Printed Disposable Plates • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water – 2.6 Ounce Pouch (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Stove Top Savory Herb Stuffing Mix (6 oz Box) • Amazon Business $1.36 2 $2.72
Krusteaz Cornbread and Muffin Mix, Honey, 15-Ounces • Amazon Business $1.58 1 $1.58

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