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Mrs. May from Leesburg FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Partners in Grime: Help Keep Our Kitchen Clean

My students need cleaning supplies, storage supplies, thermometers, and basic food prep supplies to get us started in our Culinary class this year.

  • $897 goal

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My Students

"Mrs. May, are we cooking today? Do you have anything I can eat?" This is what I hear at least once per class period. At my Title I school, we have some students that are excited to come to school, because that means they have a guaranteed breakfast and lunch. My students love Culinary, because they get to learn hands-on skills that will be applied in the classroom, at home, and possibly in the work field. We even have the top percentage pass rate on the national food safety certification for middle schools in our county! They love learning new cooking techniques and how food can provide them with the nutrients they need to thrive.

My students are very bright and ready to learn, but they do not always have the financial resources to help support their ideas.

My students love researching recipes and just want to be in the kitchen to learn as much as possible. They are a great group of hands-on learners that dream of being in the kitchen to hopefully help teach their parents and siblings cooking when they get home, too.

My Project

The supplies provided will help our students cook and clean in our culinary lab. The food equipment like the griddle and waffle maker will help them learn how to cook for themselves, as well as in the restaurant industry. The cleaning supplies including the soaps, sponges, and paper towels will help them understand the material on their national certification exam. The storage products like the foil, plastic wrap, and Ziploc bags will help us keep the food safe from contamination and practice serving skills to classmates and teachers. Help our students become food safety professionals by acing their certification before they even leave middle school!

Cooking and cleaning are life skills that are being introduced at middle school, but only with proper supplies and funding.

These supplies will help provide the basics our students need to succeed and grow in the culinary field. These materials help my students grow their culinary expertise for life and possibly even a future career. Thank you so much for helping support their career goals!

Mrs. May
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK20222426T Food Wrap Dispenser wSlide Cutter Holds 9 Rolls Date Labels 1 12 to 18 Roll FilmFoil • Grainger $73.92 1 $73.92
TK20222430T Sanitizer 1 gal. Bottle • Grainger $68.25 1 $68.25
TK20222424T Foil Roll NA 1000 ft. Roll Length Silver Aluminum 1 EA • Grainger $60.90 1 $60.90
TK20222415T Waffle Maker • Grainger $59.61 1 $59.61
TK20222414T 24 x 13-516 x 4 Full Size Electric Countertop Griddle • Grainger $58.21 1 $58.21
TK20222436T Reclosable BagGallonLDPEPK250 • Grainger $42.09 1 $42.09
TK20222435T 22-12 x 15-34 x 7 Polypropylene Bus Tub Black • Grainger $12.37 3 $37.11
TK20222427T Pacific Blue Basic 1-Ply Multifold Paper Towel Sheets 9-316 x 9-38 White 16PK • Grainger $15.38 2 $30.76
TK20222437T 6-12L x 5-78W Standard Reclosable Poly Bag with Zip Seal Closure Clear 1 mil Thickness • Grainger $29.31 1 $29.31
TK20222425T Film Wrap Roll NA 3000 ft. Roll Length Plastic 1 EA • Grainger $27.15 1 $27.15
TK20222423T 5 Polystyrene Carry-Out Soup Container White PK500 • Grainger $23.04 1 $23.04
TK20222428T Honeysuckle Liquid Hand Soap 7.5 oz. Pump Bottle None 12 PK • Grainger $20.02 1 $20.02
TK20222417T LCD Stem Thermometer -40 to 302 Temp. Range F 5 Stem Length • Grainger $8.58 2 $17.16
TK20222432T 5-58 x 3-38 to 2-78 Polyester Scrubber Sponge Blue 5PK • Grainger $5.50 3 $16.50
TK20222419T Double Pastry Cutter • Grainger $8.17 2 $16.34
TK20222434T 3-34 x 3-34 Stainless Steel Scrubber Silver 1EA • Grainger $2.64 5 $13.20
TK20222418T ZesterLemon Peeler • Grainger $5.97 2 $11.94
TK20222422T Pastry Brush PK1 • Grainger $3.68 3 $11.04
TK20222429T Lavender Liquid Hand Soap 1 gal. Jug Universal 1 EA • Grainger $8.22 1 $8.22
TK20222416T RefrigeratorFreezer Thermometer • Grainger $1.92 4 $7.68
TK20222431T 5-18 x 2-78 Polymeric Foam Urethane Scouring Pad Blue White 4PK • Grainger $7.33 1 $7.33
TK20222420T Straight Peeler • Grainger $5.97 1 $5.97
TK20222421T Julienne Peeler • Grainger $5.97 1 $5.97
TK20222433T Scrubber Sponge9L6WNylonGrnPK15 • Grainger $4.80 1 $4.80

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