Success Stories

Hear directly from the farmers, educators, students and communities that are being nourished by 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms.

Cherry FarmerEconomic Benefits

10 Cents A Meal For School Kids & Farms has provided business to farms that range in size from a 20-acre farm targeting local markets to a nearly 2,000-acre farm that has the capacity to supply the largest of our state’s school districts, such as Detroit Public Schools.

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Kids At Salad BarAccess to Local Food

Schools typically have only about $1 to $1.20 a meal to spend on food, and of that, about 30 cents is for fruits and vegetables. So a matching 10 cents, food service directors say, help them serve more fresh produce instead of canned.

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Students at Pumpkin Patch

Marketing & Education

Schools that were awarded the 10 Cents grants had a wide variety of plans to educate students and promote local foods in connection with food service efforts.

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What People are Saying 

Students, advocates, administrators and growers share their excitement about 10 Cents a Meal For School Kids & Farms.

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  • commented 2017-07-27 17:33:04 -0400
    I love 10 Cents A Meal!