WHAT IS 10 CENTS A MEAL?

10 Cents A Meal For Michigan's Kids and Farms is a state-funded program matches what schools, early care and education sites, and other non-school sponsors spend on Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and dry beans with grants of up to 10 cents per meal. 

 

 

 



    

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOALS

HEALTHY KIDS, THRIVING FARMS

  • Improve daily nutrition and eating habits for Michigan children in school and child care settings.
  • Invest in Michigan agriculture and related local food business economy.

IMPACT 

10 CENTS A MEAL IS AVAILABLE STATEWIDE. THE 2023-20234 PROGRAM YEAR IS FUNDED AT $9.3 MILLION FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW.

In the 2023-2024 program year, 270 grantees are participating in the program, reaching approximately 593,882 children, spanning all 10 regions of the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators and 66 of Michigan's 83 counties. Our grantees hail from communities stretching from SE Michigan to the Upper Peninsula. Click the map below to check out our interactive map to learn more about our grantees or see the list below. 

2023-2024 GRANTEES

Region 1: 12 grantees in 8 out of 15 counties reaching approximately 10,386 children

Bark River-Harris School District, Brimley Area Schools, Chassell Township School District, Escanaba Area Public Schools, GOCAA Head Start, Hancock Public Schools, Houghton-Portage Township School District, Negaunee Public Schools; Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw; Rudyard Area Schools, Superior Central School District, West Iron County Public Schools

Region 2: 34 grantees in 16 out of 21 counties reaching approximately 36,737 children

Alcona Community Schools, Alpena Public Schools, Angel Care Child Care, Bear Lake Schools, Benzie County Central Schools, Boyne Falls Public School District, Central Lake Public Schools, Crawford AuSable Schools, East Jordan Public Schools, Elk Rapids Schools, Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools, Glen Lake Community Schools, Harbor Springs School District, Houghton Lake Community Schools, Kaleva Norman Dickson School District, Kalkaska Public Schools, Kingsley Area Schools, Leelanau Children's Center, Leland Public School District, Mancelona Public Schools, Manistee Area Public Schools, Northport Public School District, Onekama Consolidated Schools, Pellston Public Schools, Public Schools of Petoskey, Rogers City Area Schools, Roscommon Area Public Schools, St. Francis High School, St. Mary School, Suttons Bay Public Schools, Traverse City Area Public Schools, Vanderbilt Area Schools, West Branch-Rose City Area Schools, Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools

Region 3: 53 grantees in 11 out of 13 counties reaching approximately 112,533 children

Allegan Public Schools, Baxter Community Center Inc., Clubhouse Childcare Services LLC, Comstock Park Public Schools, Coopersville Area Public School District, Crossroads Charter Academy, Delton Kellogg Schools, Fremont Public School District, Fruitport Community Schools, Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, Godwin Heights Public Schools, Grand Rapids Metropolitan YMCA, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Greenville Public Schools, Hart Public School District, Hesperia Community Schools, Holland City School District, Holton Public Schools, Hopkins Public Schools, Ionia Public Schools, Jenison Public Schools, Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Kent City Community Schools, Kent County Juvenile Detention, Lakewood Public Schools, Lowell Area Schools, Ludington Area School District, Mason County Eastern Schools, Mona Shores Public School District, Montague Area Public Schools, Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System, New Branches Charter Academy, Newaygo Public School District, North Muskegon Public Schools, Orchard View Schools, Otsego Public Schools, Plainwell Community Schools, Public Schools of the City of Muskegon, Ravenna Public Schools, Reeths-Puffer Schools, Saranac Community Schools, Saugatuck Public Schools, Shelby Public Schools, South End Community Outreach Ministries, Sparta Area Schools, Spring Lake Public Schools, Thornapple Kellogg School District, Walker Child Care, Wedgwood Christian Services, West Ottawa Public School District, White Cloud Public Schools, Whitehall District Schools, Zeeland Public Schools

Region 4:  14 grantees in 8 out of 8 counties reaching approximately 27,756 children

Alma Public Schools, Bay City Academy, Beaverton Schools, Bullock Creek School District, Essexville-Hampton Public Schools, Harrison Community Schools, Hemlock Public School District, Merrill Community Schools, Midland Public Schools, Pinconning Area Schools, Renaissance Public School Academy, School District of the City of Saginaw, Standish-Sterling Community Schools, Swan Valley School District

Region 5: 23 grantees in 5 out of 6 counties reaching approximately 32,547 children

Anchor Bay School District, Atherton Community Schools, Bendle Public Schools, Carsonville-Port Sanilac School District, Fenton Area Public Schools, Flint Cultural Center Academy, Genesee School District, Grand Blanc Academy, Kingston Community School District, Lake Fenton Community Schools, Lapeer Community Schools, Mayville Community School District, Michigan School for the Deaf, Millington Community Schools, Montrose Community Schools, Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools, Reese Public Schools, Richfield Public School Academy, School District of the City of Flint, St. Clair County RESA, Swartz Creek Community Schools, Vassar Public Schools, Whaley Children's Center

Region 6: 22 grantees in 4 out of 4 counties reaching approximately 43,218 children

Association For Child Development, Bellevue Community Schools, Charlotte Public Schools, Cole Academy, Corunna Public Schools, East Lansing School District, Eaton Rapids Public Schools, Fowler Public Schools, Lansing Catholic High School, Lansing Public School District, Leslie Public Schools, Maple Valley Schools, Mason Public Schools (Ingham), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy, Okemos Public Schools, Owosso Public Schools, Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools, Potterville Public Schools, St. Johns Public Schools, Stockbridge Community Schools, Waverly Community Schools

Region 7: 39 grantees in 7 out of 7 counties reaching approximately 57,806 children

Bangor Public Schools (Van Buren), Battle Creek Public Schools, Bloomingdale Public School District, Bright Light Early Care & Education, Calhoun County Juvenile Home, Cassopolis Public Schools, Centreville Public Schools, Coldwater Community Schools, Coloma Community Schools, Comstock Public Schools, Constantine Public School District, Countryside Academy, Covert Public Schools, Decatur Public Schools, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools, Gull Lake Community Schools, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Kids Time Inc., Learning Zone Preschool and Childcare and GSRP, Mar Lee School District, Marcellus Community Schools, Mattawan Consolidated School, Mendon Community School District, New Buffalo Area Schools, Niles Community Schools, Pansophia Academy, Parchment School District, Paw Paw Public School District, Schoolcraft Community Schools, South Haven Public Schools, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School, St. Mary Assumption School, Three Rivers Community Schools, Tri County Council for Child Development, Union City Community Schools, Vicksburg Community Schools, Watervliet School District, Young Child Associates, YWCA Children's Center

Region 8: 23 grantees in 4 out of 6 counties reaching approximately 60,617 children

Airport Community Schools, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Bedford Public Schools, Chelsea School District, Concord Community Schools, Dexter Community School District, Dundee Community Schools, Hanover-Horton School District, Hillsdale Community Schools, Jackson Public Schools, Jefferson Schools (Monroe), Lincoln Consolidated School District, Manchester Community Schools, Mason Consolidated Schools (Monroe), Michigan Center School District, Milan Area Schools, Napoleon Community Schools, Reading Community Schools, Saline Area Schools, Summerfield Schools, Washtenaw ISD, Whitmore Lake Public School District, Ypsilanti Community Schools

Region 9/10: 50 grantees in 3 out of 3 counties reaching approximately 212,281 children

A & W Day Care Center*, Academy of Warren, American International Academy, American Montessori Academy, Armada Area Schools, Bloomfield Hills Schools, Caniff Liberty Academy, Center Line Public Schools, Christ Child House*, Clarenceville School District, Detroit Public Schools Community District*, Farmington Public School District, Ferndale Public Schools, Fitzgerald Public Schools, George Washington Carver Academy, Huron Academy, Huron School District, Huron Valley Schools, Keys Grace Academy, Kristys Early Childhood*, L'Anse Creuse Public Schools, Lamphere Public Schools, Little Jungle Network, Madison District Public Schools, Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Schools, Micah Nevah Non Profit Organization, Mount Clemens Community School District, New Dawn Academy of Warren, Oakland International Academy*, Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency, Old Redford Academy*, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Redford Union Schools, District No. 1, Richmond Community Schools, Romulus Community Schools, School District of the City of Hazel Park, School District of the City of Lincoln Park, Southfield Public School District, Southgate Community School District, Taylor School District, The Dearborn Academy, The School District of the City of Harper Woods, School District of the City of Wyandotte, Trenton Public Schools, Trinity Lutheran School, Utica Community Schools, Van Buren Public Schools, Warren Consolidated Schools, Wayne-Westland Community School District, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit*

*Denotes location in the city of Detroit (MASA Region 10) 

HISTORY

10 Cents a Meal began as a pilot program of the state of Michigan in 2016 and became an official, statewide program in 2020. Since then, the program has received consistent investment from the state ranging between $2 million in 2020 to the latest $9.3 million for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 program years. This investment in Michigan’s children and local food systems shows the Michigan Legislature’s commitment to providing healthy, Michigan-grown food for the children of Michigan and supporting Michigan’s farmers, producers, and related food businesses.