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Mrs. Williams from Hattiesburg MS is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Food Sharing Program

Help me give my students baskets to collect unwanted food to give to those who do want it.

  • $244 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students consist of 180 sixth-graders with a wide range of abilities and talents. Some of my students have autism, some have specific learning disabilities, some have emotional disabilities, some are gifted, and some are English Language Learners.

My classroom is like a kaleidoscope.

I have students from an array of backgrounds and experiences. Many of my students receive free or reduced-price lunch. I have students who speak only Mandarin, Portuguese, or Spanish at home. Each student is unique and special to me.

My Project

Many of my students do not have enough food to eat even though the majority of them receive free or reduced lunch. Middle school is a major growing time in students lives. Having sufficient and nutritious food can sometimes be difficult.

I have started a program with my lunch class to eliminate food waste while providing additional food to those in need.

Students place unwanted food, such as fruits and milk, into my basket before leaving the cafeteria. Other students who want the food are able to take it.

Students are constantly coming to my room looking for food. I have yet to have a day go by in which there was any food left at the end of the day.

Now it's time to have this program utilized across all of 6th grade. I want to provide each 6th-grade teacher with a basket to collect food in, so every student will have the opportunity to have a full stomach while reducing food waste.

Mrs. Williams
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Advantus Weave Plastic Bin, Black, 2/Pack • Quill.com $18.10 9 $162.90

Materials cost

$162.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$206.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.48

Total project goal

$243.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$243.22

4 Donors

-$130.00

Donations toward project cost

-$110.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$113.22

Match offers toward project cost

-$96.24

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.98

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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