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Ms. Ruiz from Gwinn MI is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pantry Staples for Nutritious Budget Cooking

My students need pantry supplies for learning how to cook: flour, pasta, spices, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and yeast.

  • $499 goal

This project expired on August 14, 2018.

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My Students

My College and Life Prep students love to cook together whenever they get the chance. The struggle is in getting ingredients on hand that they can use for these days. Our community is 30 miles away from competitive grocery shopping options and budgets in many of their families are tight. They want to learn more than the basic skills of cooking and branch out into cuisines from around the world. They also are interested in learning techniques and tastes that will help them stay healthy in their college years.

My Project

What do you have on hand in your pantry on a regular day: flour, baking soda, baking powder, dried pasta, rice, eggs, cheese? My College and Life Prep students want to learn how to cook, but it is a challenge to get supplies for our cooking adventures. Our class will use these supplies for a cooking demonstrations and challenges.

These cooking supplies are standard ingredients that are cost effective and shelf-stable for students to know how to use in the future.

They will learn how to make dough, pasta, sauces, soups, and spice combinations that will help them make basic meals and dishes that will be common in their futures. We will also learn about nutrition of these standard ingredients and calculate the cost per serving--an essential idea for budgeting for a family.

Ms. Ruiz
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
McCormick Gourmet Organic Wood Spice Rack, 24 Herbs & Spices • Amazon Business $90.14 1 $90.14
Krusteaz Pancake Mix, Complete, Buttermilk 5 lb (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $15.11 2 $30.22
2 Pack: Tone's Chicken Bouillon Cubes and Tone's Beef Bouillon Cubes Variety Pack, 32 Oz Each, 1 of Each Flavor. (Bundle of 2), 227 Cubes Per Container • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Heavy Cream Powder Jar, Hoosier Hill Farm (2 lbs) Gluten Free and Hormone Free. • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Hunt's Tomato Sauce, 7.4 Oz. Carton, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $18.83 1 $18.83
24 OZ (1.5 lb) Whole Egg Powder (Non-GMO, Pasteurized, Made in USA, 1 Ingredient no additives, Produced from the Freshest of Eggs)(50 lb Bulk Size Available) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Nishiki Premium Rice, Medium Grain, 15-Pound Bag • Amazon Business $16.88 1 $16.88
Buttermilk Powder, Hoosier Hill Farm (2 lbs) Gluten free and Hormone free. Made in USA • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hoosier Hill Farm Real Butter powder, 1 lb Gluten Free and rBGH and • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Organic Cocoa Powder (2 pounds) by Anthony's, Batch Tested and Verified Gluten-Free & Non-GMO • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
1 lb (16oz) Dried Egg Whites (Non-GMO, Pasteurized, Made in USA, 1 Ingredient no additives, Produced from the Freshest of Eggs)(50 lb Bulk Size Available) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Cheddar Cheese Powder by Hoosier Hill Farm, 1 lb • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Spicy World Peppercorn (Whole)-Black Tellicherry, 16 Oz. bag • Amazon Business $11.81 1 $11.81
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda-4LB (01170) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Barilla Pasta, Spaghetti, 16 Ounce (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
Barilla Pasta, Penne, 16 Ounce (Pack of 8) • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Double Active Baking Powder Aluminum Free 2.5 lbs • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
LOHAS Home High Grips Glass Salt or Pepper Grinder, Glass Body Pepper Shakers, Salt or Pepper Mill Set, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Red Star Active Dry Yeast, 2 Pound Pouch • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Morton Salt Regular Salt, 26 Oz, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Gold Medal, All Purpose Flour, 10 lb • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

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