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Ms. Pena from Los Angeles CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To Eat is a Necessity

Help me give my students snacks and food items to get them through the day.

  • $314 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My special needs students view each day as an opportunity to learn and explore the world around them. They develop their minds with new skills everyday. My incredible students are filled to the brim with energy and enthusiasm for learning.

Our school is Title One and located in a low socioeconomic community with limited resources.

All of my students receive free school lunch and are classified as English language learners. As part of a special day program, my students must be exposed to grade level standards. As a result, my students must be organized and able to quickly access materials for the appropriate skills set and activities of the day.

Students in my classroom are students with special needs like Autism, Spina Bifida, Dyslexia and several other disabilities.

My Project

According to research, there are twenty-one million children that are eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch, but only less than half of those students are eating breakfast in the morning.

I can begin building stronger relationships where they trust me and want to come to school everyday to learn.

Having these snacks will help my special needs second and third graders.

Students who are well-nourished perform better academically, have better concentration, show improved behavior, punctuality and attendance in school. Opposite that, due to hunger, students can result in a lack of progress in academics, poor concentration and behavior. These challenges can be met by providing snacks for students. I can begin building stronger relationships where they trust me and want to come to school everyday to learn. Having this snacks will help my seventh and eighth graders.

Ms. Pena
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kellogg's Classic Assortment Cereal, 60/CT • Quill.com $106.24 1 $106.24
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers, 1.5 oz. Bags, 72 Bags/Box • Quill.com $29.74 1 $29.74
Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, & Strawberry, 48/Case • Quill.com $25.49 1 $25.49
Welch's Mixed Fruits Snacks, 0.9 Oz, 66 Count (209-00320) • Quill.com $23.79 1 $23.79
Grandma's Cookie Variety Pack, 36 Bags/Box • Quill.com $14.44 1 $14.44
Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Juice, 6 fl. oz. Pouches, Variety Pack, 40/Box (442) • Quill.com $14.02 1 $14.02

Materials cost

$213.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.56

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$266.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.03

Total project goal

$313.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$313.52

1 Donor

-$313.52

Donations toward project cost

-$266.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.03

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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