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Ms. Chavis from Camden NJ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Please Fill My Belly!

Help me give my students a full belly with cereal bars, fruit cups, tuna packets, applesauce, and disposable silverware to have for lunch or breakfast.

  • $311 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are young men and young ladies who live in the "most dangerous" city in the US as well as being labeled one of the "highest poverty rates." They struggle daily in many ways to make it to school, but once they arrive, they are ready to go. We have breakfast together, and then we are off on our learning adventure for the day. My students come to school to learn. They have plans for college, and to reach those goals we push every day to overcome the struggles they face.

My Project

Please Fill My Belly! is a project to help supplement breakfast and lunch for my students. All my students eat breakfast and lunch at school and sometimes the options are not filling or something they don't eat. The kindergarten students get the same amount of food as my fifth graders. Can you imagine my growing fifth-grade boys being filled with a hot dog? No, it doesn't, so I try to provide a healthy snack for when they are still hungry. I can't expect my students to be ready to work hard with their bellies growling, so I always have a bin of just in case breakfast and lunch extras for my students. They love the different bars for breakfast and lunch, but this year the fruit cups and applesauce are also favorites.

I love to support my students in every way so being able to fill their bellies so they are ready to learn helps my students, and it also supports us building a wonderfully successful, caring classroom.

My classroom is a place my students should feel safe, and I want to make sure they have their basics so we can soar with our learning.

Ms. Chavis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Variety Pack - Toaster Pastries for Kids, Frosted Strawberry, Frosted Blueberry, Frosted Cherry (12 Count)(Pack of 12, 144 tarts total) • Amazon Business $44.28 1 $44.28
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go, Apple Apple, 3.2 Ounce (48 Pouches), Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly, Healthy Snacks, Unsweetened Applesauce, Recloseable, BPA Free Pouches • Amazon Business $33.48 1 $33.48
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go, Apple Grape, 3.2 Ounce (48 Pouches), Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly, Healthy Snacks, Unsweetened Applesauce, Recloseable, BPA Free Pouches • Amazon Business $25.44 1 $25.44
Mott's Unsweetened Applesauce, 3.9 Ounce Cup, 36 Count (Pack of 1), 140.4 Ounce • Amazon Business $11.56 2 $23.12
WoodAble - Disposable Wooden Forks, Spoons, Knives Set | Alternative to Plastic Cutlery - Biodegradable Replacements (200 Count - 80 Forks, 80 Spoons, 40 Knives) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Nature Valley Granola Bars, Crunchy Oats 'n Honey, 17.88 oz • Amazon Business $4.52 4 $18.08
BUMBLE BEE Snack On The Run! Chipotle Chicken Salad with Crackers Kit, 3.5 Ounce Kit (Case of 12), High Protein Snack Food, Canned Chicken, Made with Chicken Breast, Healthy Snacks for Adults • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milk N' Cereal Bars, 12 Bars 1.59 oz - NET WT 1 lbs 3.08 OZ (19.08 Ounce) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, 25% Less Sugar, Variety Pack, 58 Bars • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
StarKist Tuna Creations, Variety Pack, 2.6 oz pouch (Pack of 4)xa0(Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $3.98 2 $7.96
Del Monte Mandarin Orange Fruit Snack Cups in 100% Juice, 4-Ounce • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
DOLE FRUIT BOWLS, Cherry Mixed Fruit in 100% Fruit Juice, 4 Ounce (12 Count (Pack of 1)) • Amazon Business $5.84 1 $5.84

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