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Mr. Jennings from Miami FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

OverTown CookBook: Educating Youth On Healthy Cooking

My students need new cookware for us to begin the healthy cooking process. which will be beneficial for them to learn and cook healthy meals.

  • $956 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

All over the world, obesity is becoming a prominent part of our society. Obesity brings many different health risks with it; heart attacks, blood clots, kidney failure, and lung troubles. The Youth in Over Town are ready to put the fried chicken aside for a healthier alternative.

My students come from a very impoverished environment.

They often depend on what the government provides, or hustle the streets for what the world can provide. More often than that my students don't care to finish high school, the few that do, don't care enough, or don't have the funds to attend college. They sit around at home, eat the wrong things, and put their health at risk. Here at Booker T. Washington Senior High School, we try all that we can to get our students excited about school, we try to get them to believe in themselves and all they can accomplish, we even try to promote healthy eating/living. However as a school in the middle of the projects, we can only do so much, with the little we receive.

My Project

Over Town Cookbook is an After-School program that provides service learning to both the high school students as well as the college students who assist. We basically need an entire kitchen to help our students learn in the best way possible that healthy cooking is not just bland tasting food. We show them that substituting, unhealthy fats, and cooking oils, with a healthy alternative like; water or a teaspoon of virgin olive oil, and not putting such heavy doses of salt on meat, can change their lives completely.

If donations to our project come through, with the supplies we will have, we will be able to educate and demonstrate to this generation, the healthy ways of both eating, and cooking healthy food.

Due to the fact that the Over Town community is in the zip code that has the lowest per capita income in the state of Florida and 95% of the students at our school are on Free and Reduced Lunch, these supplies are desperately needed to further the goals of this program.

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Mr. Jennings
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alera Folding Rectangular Table, 48 by 24 by 29-Inch • Amazon $75.47 3 $226.41
Eurow Microfiber Waffle Weave Kitchen Towels (10-pack) • Amazon $32.95 2 $65.90
Black & Decker Food Processor, 8-Cup • Amazon $55.99 1 $55.99
Cook N Home 15 Piece Non stick Black Soft handle Cookware Set • Amazon $54.89 1 $54.89
Hamilton Beach 67608 Big Mouth Juice Extractor, Stainless Steel • Amazon $51.99 1 $51.99
The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook: 150 Delicious Recipes for Simple, Everyday Suppers in 45 Minutes or Less • Amazon $17.32 3 $51.96
Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker • Amazon $49.89 1 $49.89
Rachael Ray Oven Lovin' Non-Stick 5-Piece Bakeware Set, Orange • Amazon $49.00 1 $49.00
Rachael Ray Oven Lovin' Non-Stick 12-Cup Muffin and Cupcake Pan, Orange • Amazon $17.99 2 $35.98
Better Chef DR-22 22-Inch Chrome Dish Rack • Amazon $24.95 1 $24.95
Hamilton Beach 58148A Power Elite Multi-Function Blender • Amazon $24.88 1 $24.88
Farberware Skillet Set Triple Pack with Stainless Handles • Amazon $19.99 1 $19.99
Totally Bamboo 20-7930 3-Piece Cutting Board Set • Amazon $18.58 1 $18.58
Sunbeam 70329.13 Westmont 13-Piece Cutlery Set • Amazon $13.95 1 $13.95
Cook Pro 4 piece Mixing Bowl Set • Amazon $10.09 1 $10.09
10 Piece Measuring Cups and Spoons Set • Amazon $8.89 1 $8.89
Medline Plastic Medicine Graduated Cups, 1 Ounce (Pack of 100) • Amazon $3.72 2 $7.44

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