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Mr. F. from Bronx NY is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Running on Empty No Longer: Snacks to Fuel Learning

My students need granola bars, protein drinks, and other healthy snacks to keep up their energy, focus, and motivation when they don’t eat breakfast and/or lunch.

  • $408 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am determined to provide my amazing students with a high-quality, 21st century, college-prep education. I do not want the challenges of teaching in an urban public school in an under-resourced community to eclipse the many joys that occur when students are set up for success.

My school is located in the poorest Congressional district in the country, but that does not stop my students from coming to school with high hopes for their future.

After all, if Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Grandmaster Flash also came from this same neighborhood, what's stopping my students from dreaming big? Despite sometimes enormous obstacles at home and in their communities, my students are full of good will. They are eager for culturally relevant instruction, texts that speak to their lived realities, and learning activities that kindle the sparks of intellectual rigor. In order for my students, all of whom are growing teenagers, to take full advantage of their education, they need the fuel to make it through the day.

My Project

My students are hungry for knowledge and new ideas. They're also just hungry! I am hoping to supply my classroom with healthy snacks in order to help my students stay focused, attentive, and lively. Many of my students experience malnutrition or food insecurity issues at home. As a result, at school they are often tired and need a boost of calories to maintain their stamina in classes.

My students need granola bars, protein drinks, and other healthy snacks to keep up their energy, focus, and motivation when they don’t eat breakfast and/or lunch.

In my experience, I have found that so many times when a student is off-task, distracted, or unmotivated, it comes down to a simple issue of whether or not they ate breakfast that day.

Too many of my students even go without both breakfast and lunch, which means that for much of the day they are truly running on empty. I currently try to make snacks available, but it's difficult (and costly) to keep up this service along with purchasing other supplies for my classes. Healthy snacks such as granola bars and protein drinks will enable students to develop their academic skills with renewed energy.

Your donation to this project will give students "food for thought." In order for students to perform well in school--writing that essay, analyzing that novel, or creating that project--they need the strength that is often depleted during a long school day.

My school has an extended day, stretching into the late afternoon, making it all the more necessary for students to refuel. Your help in providing my students with healthy snacks will be instrumental in setting them up for success!

Mr. F.
Grades 9-12
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 100 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kellogg's Special K Protein Shake, Strawberry, 10 oz., 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $43.99 2 $87.98
Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, & Strawberry, 48/Case • Staples Advantage $22.99 3 $68.97
Kellogg's Special K Protein Shake, Milk Chocolate, 10 oz., 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $26.39 2 $52.78
Kellogg's Special K Protein Shake, French Vanilla, 10 oz., 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $26.39 2 $52.78
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Nut Granola Bars Almond, 1.2 oz, 48 Count • Staples Advantage $24.49 2 $48.98

Materials cost

$311.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$346.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.09

Total project goal

$407.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$407.25

3 Donors

-$203.62

Donations toward project cost

-$173.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.54

match offer

-$203.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$173.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.54

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$0.00

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