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Ms. West from Austin TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Snacks for Sensational Readers

Help me give my students some of their favorite snacks like Smartfood Popcorn, Slim Jims, and Nature Valley Granola Bars!

  • $178 goal

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My Students

I work in a Title I middle school in Austin, TX. All of my students are considered economically disadvantaged. They face a range of other challenges every single day. The majority of the students I work with have a variety of learning disabilities, ADHD, emotional disturbance​ or have experienced trauma in their lives. My students are kind, hard-working, and amazing. They make me proud every day.

I set high expectations for my students, and I am constantly amazed by their efforts despite the many challenges they face.

My students continue to help me grow into a better educator and inspire me every day.

My Project

My students need healthy snacks to provide them with energy to get through the school day. One of the first things I learned in my first year teaching is that if a student is hungry, school work becomes even more difficult.

Although my students face many challenges, hunger should not be something a 13-year-old needs to worry about.

My students know they can come to my room at any time and ask for a snack. By providing snacks to my students, I have seen a tremendous increase in their effort and in the quality of their work. Many quality relationships have been built in my classroom while eating snacks. Full stomachs have helped many students, who struggle to focus and pay attention in school, to be successful throughout the day!

Slim Jims, Quaker Granola Bars, and Pepperidge Farm Goldfish are some of their favorites! These snacks will go directly to my 7th and 8th-grade students and help them to stay full, healthy, and focused throughout the day. I will be able to give students snacks during the day, at after-school​ tutoring, and to take home.

Ms. West
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, 25% Less Sugar Variety Pack, 58 Bars • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
Slim Jim Snack-Sized Smoked Meat Stick, Original Flavor, 14 Count • Amazon Business $3.15 7 $22.05
Handi-Snacks Ritz Crackers ’N Cheese Dip, 6 Count Individual Snack Trays • Amazon Business $2.98 6 $17.88
Smartfood Popcorn Variety Pack, 40 count • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Apple & Eve 100% Juice Variety Pack, 32 Count, 6.75 Oz Boxes • Amazon Business $9.77 1 $9.77
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cheddar Crackers, 45 oz. Multi-pack Box, 30-count 1.5 oz. Snack Packs • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Gardetto's Chex Mix Savory Traditional Snack Mix, 10 Count • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98
Nature Valley Granola Bars, Crunchy, Oats 'n Honey, 17.88 Ounce • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Cheez-It Baked Snack Cheese Crackers, Variety Pack, Original, White Cheddar, Cheddar Jack, 1.02 oz Bags (12 Count) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats, Crispy Marshmallow Squares, Original, Value Pack, 0.78 oz Bars (16 Count) • Amazon Business $3.68 1 $3.68

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