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Mrs. McCain from Birmingham AL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Food Pantry Is Empty!

Help me give my students food to take home with them after school.

  • $892 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach second grade in a low socioeconomic area in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama. My students come to me daily ready to learn and eager to please their teacher by doing their best work. I provide many resources myself for my classroom due to low funding. About 98% of my students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. My students would greatly benefit from these additional resources.

My students come to school hungry and lacking many things they need to be successful.

When they leave my school, they usually do not eat until the next day when they come back.

My Project

A large majority of our students do not have access to consistent food at home. With a lack of resources, these children often come to school hungry which, in turn, makes it very difficult for individual learning to happen. All children deserve to be fed and not be hungry while in the classroom. That is why one of my goals this year as a school counselor is to create an accessible school resource pantry for our students. This pantry will contain take-home snacks that can be carried in a backpack and easily prepared at home. Throughout the day, I have students constantly coming to me asking for food because they are hungry. At times, I give them my food for the day since I am unsure when their next meal will be. I will also supply breakfast for those students who are not able to eat at home. I will have a variety of options for the students since most of our students so not have many food options. When students are able to come to school prepared, their ability to concentrate and overall learning experience will improve. They can start their day off with a positive platform and focus purely on learning. This is a project in the making that is far from completion, but, when finished, this pantry will act as an amazing resource for our students.

Mrs. McCain
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Minute Maid Apple Juice, 10 oz., 24/Carton (00025000056840) • Quill.com $22.94 2 $45.88
Gardetto's Snack Mixes, Original, 1.75 Oz., 60/Carton (20026) • Quill.com $35.27 1 $35.27
Frito Lay Chips, Variety, 30 Bags/Tray, 2 Trays/Case (FRI52347) • Quill.com $33.99 1 $33.99
Nutella Hazelnut Spread and Breadsticks, 1.8 oz., 12/Box • Quill.com $33.14 1 $33.14
Rolo Chewy Caramels in Milk Chocolate, 1.7 oz., 36/Box • Quill.com $32.29 1 $32.29
Chex Mix Traditional Snack Mix, Savory, 1.75 Oz., 60/Carton (1240) • Quill.com $30.59 1 $30.59
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, Cheddar, 1.5 Oz., 72/Carton (13539) • Quill.com $29.74 1 $29.74
Slim Jim Meat Sticks, Original, 0.28 Oz., 100/Box (220-00065) • Quill.com $29.74 1 $29.74
COMBOS Pepperoni Pizza Cracker Baked Snacks 1.8oz Bag (Pack of 18) (209-00410) • Quill.com $28.04 1 $28.04
DeMet's Turtles Original Bite Size 60 Pieces/Box • Quill.com $28.04 1 $28.04
PayDay Bars 2.4-oz, 24/Box • Quill.com $26.34 1 $26.34
Tropicana Orange Juice, 10 Oz., 24/Case (TRO00233) • Quill.com $22.09 1 $22.09
Charms Blow Pop Lollipops, Variety, 65 Oz., 100/Box (3869) • Quill.com $22.09 1 $22.09
Haribo Gold Bears, 5 lb. Bulk • Quill.com $22.09 1 $22.09
Crystal Light On-The-Go Powdered Drink Mix, 0.09 oz. Packets, Variety Pack, 44/Box (03685) • Quill.com $20.99 1 $20.99
Ocean Spray CranGrape Juice 18.5 Ounce, Pack of 12 (OCE70193) • Quill.com $20.39 1 $20.39
Welch's Berries 'N Cherries & Apple Orchard Medley Fruit Snacks, 66 Count (12165) • Quill.com $19.54 1 $19.54
Quaker Chewy Bars, Variety, 0.84 oz., 60/Box (220-00434) • Quill.com $17.84 1 $17.84
Nabisco Cookie Variety Pack, 60 Count (04615) • Quill.com $17.42 1 $17.42
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Bars, Peanut, 1.2 Oz., 48/Box (16879) • Quill.com $16.99 1 $16.99
Pop Tarts Bars, Strawberry & Brown Sugar Cinnamon, 48/Carton (220-00456) • Quill.com $15.72 1 $15.72
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats & Honey, 1.5 Oz., 18/Box (33530) • Quill.com $14.44 1 $14.44
Big League Chew Gumball Bucket Original, 80 Count (FGM66056) • Quill.com $12.15 1 $12.15
Crystal Light On The Go Lemonade Juice, 5.08 oz., 30/Box (00796) • Quill.com $12.15 1 $12.15
Combos Snacks Cheddar Cheese Pretzels, 1.80-oz., 18/Box • Quill.com $11.04 1 $11.04
Light Blue Cotton Candy Rock Candy, 12 Count • Quill.com $9.77 1 $9.77
P3 Honey Roasted Peanuts, Sweet & Spicy Teriyaki Jerky, and Sunflower Kernels 3CT (GEN02034) • Quill.com $9.34 1 $9.34
P3 Chipotle Peanuts, Original Beef Jerky, and Sunflower Kernels Pack of 3 (GEN02029) • Quill.com $9.34 1 $9.34
Dum Dums Lollipops, Assorted, 33.9 Oz., 200/Pack (SPN71) • Quill.com $9.17 1 $9.17
Anderson Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels, 2-3/4 lbs. • Quill.com $8.49 1 $8.49
Rice Krispies Treats Sweets, Marshmallow, 0.39 Oz., 50/Box (KEE12346) • Quill.com $8.24 1 $8.24
M&M'S Caramel Chocolate Candy Sharing Size Candy Bag, 9.6 oz (MMM50887) • Quill.com $6.20 1 $6.20
JOLLY RANCHER Hard Candy Assortment, 14 Oz. (HEC55686) • Quill.com $5.43 1 $5.43

Materials cost

$663.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$54.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$758.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$133.77

Total project goal

$891.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$891.82

3 Donors

-$130.00

Donations toward project cost

-$110.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$761.82

Match offers toward project cost

-$647.55

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$114.27

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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