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Ms. Gruber from Carteret NJ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

No Student Should Go Hungry: Snacks To Fuel Learning 2019/2020

Help me give my students snack bars, crackers, chips, water and other healthy snacks to keep up their energy, focus, and motivation during a long school day.

  • $266 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 25 amazing students in a Title I school. As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status, while others are experiencing homelessness. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical.”

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me.

I may not be able to control their home lives. However, I can certainly control their experience during the school day.

My Project

My students are hungry for knowledge and new ideas. They're also just hungry! I am hoping to supply my classroom with healthy snacks in order to help my students stay focused, attentive, and lively. Many of my students experience malnutrition or food insecurity issues at home due to socioeconomic status and some homelessness. As a result, at school, they are often tired and need a boost of calories to maintain their stamina in class.

In my experience, I have found that so many times when a student is off-task, distracted, or unmotivated, it comes down to a simple issue of whether or not they ate breakfast that day.

Too many of my students even go without breakfast which means that for much of the day they are truly running on empty. I currently try to make snacks available, but it's difficult (and costly) to keep up this offering along with purchasing other supplies for my class. Healthy snacks will enable students to develop their academic skills with renewed energy. Many come to school hungry and leave hungry. My class has a long day between the time they have breakfast if they have it and lunchtime. They need to have a snack to help fuel their bodies to fuel their learning. Due to their socioeconomic status, many of my students cannot bring a snack with them. We are a nut-free school and students cannot "share" snacks with each other due to the allergies that many students have.

Your donation to this project will give students "food for thought." In order for students to perform well in school. They need the strength that is often depleted during a long school day

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Poland Spring 100% Natural Spring Water, 8oz Bottle (Pack of 20, Total of 160 Fl Oz) • Amazon Business $17.14 2 $34.28
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $9.98 3 $29.94
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, 25% Less Sugar, Chocolate Chip, 58 Bars • Amazon Business $9.55 2 $19.10
Nabisco Cookies Sweet Treats Variety Pack Cookies - with Oreo, Chips Ahoy, & Golden Oreo - 30 Snack Pack • Amazon Business $6.32 3 $18.96
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Special Edition Disney Mickey Mouse, Cheddar Crackers, 6.75 oz, 9 count • Amazon Business $3.74 5 $18.70
Snack Pack Chocolate & Vanilla Pudding Cups Family Pack, 12Count, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $16.74 1 $16.74
Welch's Mixed Fruit Snacks, 40 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Snyder's of Hanover Pretzels, Snaps, 50 Ounce Canister • Amazon Business $6.59 2 $13.18
Pringles Flavored Variety Pack Potato Crisps - Original, Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream and Onion,12.9 oz (18 Cans) • Amazon Business $6.48 2 $12.96
Pringles Flavored Variety Pack Potato Crisps - Original, Sour Cream and Onion, Cheddar Cheese, BBQ, Pizza, Cheddar and Sour Cream (18 Cans) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Pop-Tarts Breakfast Toaster Pastries, Flavored Variety Pack, Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Frosted Strawberry, 32 Count • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$192.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$225.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.77

Total project goal

$265.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$265.16

2 Donors

-$265.16

Donations toward project cost

-$225.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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