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Mrs. Bamburg from Wasilla AK is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Project Sandwich - Spring Snack Sacks

Help me give my students a reliable food source each weekend. Not only does it feed the hunger, it also lets them know others care.

  • $752 goal

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My Students

Our middle school serves nearly 800 students in grades sixth through eighth. At least a third of these students qualify for free lunch, and many in this group are currently homeless. School provides nutritious breakfasts and lunches Monday through Friday during the school year. But what do these children eat Saturdays and Sundays?

Children experiencing homelessness don't always have someone to take them to a shelter or food bank.

Many teens and pre-teens who are experiencing homelessness often wouldn't feel comfortable asking strangers for help, even if they knew who to ask. Project Sandwich was started by a local teen who saw many of her peers tired and stressed from lack of food. She decided to do something about it, so she and her family started filling lunch bags for those students to have for the weekend. Her idea was a big success at her school, so she wants it to be a part of every school in our community. I, along with my Speech and Debate students, hope to make Project Sandwich a part of our school this year, and we can only do it with your support.

My Project

Each Friday, or the last school day of the week, students who do not have a reliable food source take a snack sack home. Each bag contains food for two breakfasts and two lunches. Items such as granola, chicken salad kits, fruit bars, and jerky go into each bag.

The Snack Sacks have been going home each week since August 2018, and we cannot keep it up without the generous support from others like you.

When you donate to this project, you not only help provide a reliable food source, you let a child know that he or she is important.

Mrs. Bamburg
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Variety Bag Original, Teriyaki 9ct 1.25oz Single-serve Bags • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
Quaker Breakfast Squares, Soft Baked Bars, Variety Pack (4 Count) • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
Tropicana 100% Juice 3-Flavor Fruit Blend Variety Pack, 10 Fl Oz, Bottles, (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Nature's Bakery Whole Wheat Fig Bar, Vegan + Non-GMO, Blueberry (12 Count) • Amazon Business $9.80 5 $49.00
Rice a Roni Cups, Individual Cup 2.25 Ounce (Pack of 12 ) • Amazon Business $13.08 3 $39.24
That's it. Apple + Strawberry 100% Natural Real Fruit Bar, Best High Fiber Vegan, Gluten Free Healthy Snack, Paleo for Children & Adults, Non GMO No Added Sugar, No Preservatives Energy Food (5 Pack) • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
Breakfast Squares Variety Pack, 4 Count • Amazon Business $11.60 3 $34.80
BUMBLE BEE Snack on the Run Chicken Salad with Crackers, Canned Food, High Protein Snacks & Groceries, 3.5 Ounce (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $3.83 9 $34.47
Nissin Cup O Noodles Hearty Chicken, 2.25-Ounce (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $10.69 3 $32.07
Jack Link's Teriyaki Protein On-the-Go Lunch Packs 5-0.625oz packs • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
BUMBLE BEE Snack on the Run! Tuna Salad with Crackers, Canned Tuna Salad, Good Source of Protein, 3.5oz (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $14.56 2 $29.12
Quaker Instant Oatmeal Variety Pack, Breakfast Cereal, 48 Count • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
WELCH'S Mixed Fruit Snacks, 0.9 Ounce, 40 Count • Amazon Business $6.98 3 $20.94
Maruchan Instant Lunch Chicken Flavor, 2.25 Oz, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $4.68 4 $18.72
That's it. Apple + Mango 100% Natural Real Fruit Bar, Best High Fiber Vegan, Gluten Free Healthy Snack, Paleo for Children & Adults, Non GMO Sugar-Free, No Preservatives Energy Food (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Pressed by KIND Fruit Bars, Cherry Apple Chia, No Sugar Added, Gluten Free, 1.2oz, 12 Count • Amazon Business $16.65 1 $16.65
Pressed by KIND Fruit Bars, Mango Apple Chia, No Sugar Added, Gluten Free, 1.2oz, 12 Count • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Kraft Easy Mac Original Macaroni and Cheese Dinner 18 Microwaveable Single Serve Packets • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88

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