Snacks for Students
The Daily Reality
Meet Two Moms
Two moms who have a simple idea to implement a solution to a huge problem facing our students.
How It Works
- Ask your school administration if there are students that regularly come to school without snacks. It may help to create an easy free Google Forms Survey to send to teachers with one question, "On average, how many students come to school without a snack regularly?'
- Download and order enough stickers for each student in your school. (If your school cannot afford to order stickers, email us for help from our founding sponsor, Birdy Boutique.) Another option would be to print the stickers on sticky mailing labels, and cut them individually.
- Print and copy this note (two to a page, go green!)
- Have a volunteer paper clip a sticker to each half page note. Send home one note and one sticker with each child.
- Once students and/or parents start bringing snacks in with the sticker on them, have office admin distribute them to classrooms and students in need.
Suggestion: So that schools aren't overwhelmed with snacks all at the same time, it may make sense based on your school's need to send the slips home with K-2 students in September, and 3-5 students in January.
It may be helpful to have someone appointed in charge of holding and distributing snacks to classrooms.
Costco, Meijer, Kroger, Aldi, & Sam's Club all have great deals on bulk snack items! It is important to check with the school for school wide allergies.
Some student classroom snack ideas include:
granola bars dried fruit raisins
wheat crackers popcorn & goldfish
pretzels fruit cups applesauce
animal crackers fruit squeezes trail mix
tortilla chips rice cakes fig newtons
sun chips snack mix graham crackers
veggie straws chex mix
A Poem by Christy Martin
Today I woke up hungry again
I really hope I can share breakfast with my friend
I think about food all morning long
Not interested in learning a song
I don’t want to read about a cat in a hat
I just want to sit and eat until I am fat
At lunch it’s a little easier because I get to eat
The food I inhale prepares me for my next feat
But as I sit in class, where I should be learning
I worry about when I’ll eat next and my stomach starts burning
I start to get anxious knowing that it’s almost time to go home
I can’t remember what was said, my mind begins to roam
I think about the snack provided by my teacher
And wonder if she knows, as I begin to greet her
That my chance to eat again won’t come until the morning.
Questions, comments, ideas, need help?
Email founders of "Snacks for Students" Christy and Joanna at their other volunteer venture: email@example.com
*Accompanying story book coming soon, which will be available at no charge digitally to educators!
For now, easily incorporate these titles into your classrooms to educate children about problems facing our communities.