Engage Your Community

Kids Prep Food

Reach out to your network to share the importance of this program for Michigan's schoolchildren, farmers, and local food businesses. Letting them know the virtues of the program is a great way to ensure that 10 Cents A Meal For School Kids & Farms can be continued or expanded to serve more children and businesses.

Check out these Tools for Schools

Support your school to grow a successful Farm to School program and secure 10 Cents grant funds.

As of the 2017-2018 school year, the program is available in Michigan Prosperity Regions 2, 4 and 9. Check here to see if your school is in an eligible region. If your school isn’t in one of those 29 counties, it’s never too early to start or grow a small Farm to School program so your district is better prepared when grant opportunities come up.

Reach out to your community! 

Meet with your PTA or parent-teacher organization, School Board, or Farm Bureau chapter. Others potential advocates are health and wellness workers and business or economic development officials. And of course be sure to talk with your hard-working school Food Service directors, Superintendents, Principals, Teachers and Support Staff.

You can find a wealth of food service, education and farm business success stories and ideas in a report you can download here. You’ll also find success stories here.

Download and share these flyers at your meeting

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When you do meet, report your meeting here and let us know how it went! Did you feel like the meeting opened some eyes? Was it enjoyable or difficult? Do you have tips or suggestions for others who may want to arrange their own meetings? Let us know!

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  • endorsed 2017-05-03 12:03:29 -0400
    I wrote two children’s books, the series “Farming is Fun” Does Money Grow on Trees? and Behind the Barn Door. To educate children about farming, also to help them engage and understand what is involved, as to why farming is so important. My goal is to invite families to the world of farming and what it takes to put food on the table. Soft covers available on Amazon, hard covers available on my website; growingsensespublications.com

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    I'm endorsing 10 Cents A Meal. Please join me!
  • endorsed 2017-05-02 12:38:23 -0400
  • endorsed 2017-04-27 12:33:39 -0400
    At our last Food and Farming network meeting, we discussed 10 Cents a Meal and shared this website and the Facebook page. We presented everyone with 3 actions to take and urged them to share within their own networks. Everyone was very supportive and recognized the immense positive impact this small commitment has made!