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Mrs. Luchena from Sacramento CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Snacks for Students

My students need snacks to get through the days when they come to school on an empty stomach.

  • $512 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school in Sacramento where 95 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Many of my students face challenges in life due to poverty, unstable housing, and language barriers. Although life is not easy, my students are extremely positive, grateful, and happy children. Our school faces the same issues many other schools face in low socioeconomic areas. We strive to meet the basic needs of our students so they are successful in school. My students are amazing people. Every day with them is a new adventure, as they continually challenge and inspire me to become a better teacher; I learn as much from them as they learn from me! These inspirational students deserve to have the best education that I can possibly give them!

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” ― Malala Yousafzai

My Project

Most of my students live in poverty. While my families are doing the best they can, they often struggle to provide basic life essentials such as food. Food is often scarce in my students' homes. If students are unable to get to school by 7:35 a.m., they do not get breakfast. Many parents struggle to get their child to school on time. Through no fault of their own, my students often are too late for breakfast. Lunch is not served until noon. When my student arrive without eating, they are hungry and cranky. It is next to impossible for them to focus on school when their stomachs hurt from being empty. When snacks are provided, they are happy, comfortable, and able to focus on school. This project will allow for my students to have a little something to eat, if they missed breakfast. Healthy snacks like crackers and granola bars will give my kids the focus and energy to be successful at school.

Mrs. Luchena
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Healthy Bar Snack Mix - Sweet & Salty 50 Granola Bar Bundle - Special K, Kashi, Nature Valley + Bonus Guy & Gal Energy Mix • Amazon Business $37.99 2 $75.98
Nature Valley Fruit & Nut Chewy Trail Mix Granola Bars (48 ct.) (1 box) • Amazon Business $21.95 3 $65.85
Ritz Bits Peanut Butter Sandwiches, 1.5-Ounce Single-Serve Packages (Pack of 60) • Amazon Business $32.88 2 $65.76
Snyder's of Hanover Mini Pretzels Single-Serve 1.5 Ounce, 48 Count • Amazon Business $24.88 2 $49.76
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Variety Pack Classic Mix, (Box of 30 bags) • Amazon Business $15.97 2 $31.94
Annie's Organic Variety Pack, Cheddar Bunnies and Bunny Graham Crackers Snack Packs, 36 Pouches, 1 oz Each • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Cheez-It Original Baked Snack Cheese Crackers, 1.5 Ounce Snack Packs, 36 Count • Amazon Business $12.39 2 $24.78
Mott's Medleys Fruit Snacks, Assorted Fruit Gluten Free Snacks, Family Size, 40 Pouches, 0.8 oz Each • Amazon Business $5.88 4 $23.52

Materials cost

$365.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.68

Total project goal

$511.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.18

5 Donors

-$511.18

Donations toward project cost

-$434.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.68

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$0.00

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