I teach kindergarten in an autism specific classroom. This year I have six students, one of whom eats all day. Last year, I provided the food reinforcers and some snacks, but with more students and one who is always hungry, I can tell already I will not be able to afford this. I spent 40$ on food this week and we are already running low. Last year I spent less than $40 per month. We have free breakfasts and lunches, but the children seldom eat the food provided. I plan to meet with my paras tomorrow to tell them we will have to cut at least one snack time. Two of my parents occaisonally send in food, but neither of these kiddos is a big eater and one parent especially provides more that her child's share. Do I send specific letters requesting reinforcers and snacks? In the general newsletter I requested them, but only the same two parents sent food. My school does not have money for supplies so I'm sure that they will not provide money for food when the lunches and breakfasts are already free. Anyone have a solution that won't break me financially? I'm at the point this month where I'm going to have to skip a grocery trip as it is and I just can't afford to continue this way.