10 Cents A Meal for Michigan's Kids & Farms is a state program that provides schools and early childhood education centers with up to 10 cents per meal in match funding to purchase and serve Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes.
The Michigan legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer increased funding from $4.5 million to $9.3 million for 10 Cents a Meal in the 2023 budget
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"With this bill, Michigan joins just a handful of states that have taken this great step forward, demonstrating its role as a national leader in this work."
- National Farm to School Network
“Michigan Farm Bureau applauds the efforts of all the hard-working members of the project team behind the success of the 10 Cents a Meal program. This program provides yet another opportunity for our state’s farmers to move additional produce inventory at the local level, providing a healthy, great-tasting option to their school lunch programs. We support the future endeavors of the program, and encourage the project team to continue to build on their success and enhance the effectiveness of the program, to remain a paramount program example for other states to follow.”
– Michigan Farm Bureau
“The School Nutrition Association of Michigan is pleased to support the 10 Cents a Meal Program for the well-being of Michigan students. It is a critical time for school nutrition programs and as School Nutrition Professionals, we see the great benefits this program can continue to offer. 10 Cents a Meal brings the community together and allows our school nutrition programs to support the local economy while providing healthy, locally grown food. We endorse this program and the positive impact it is making for the future of Michigan’s kids.”
– School Nutrition Association of Michigan