WHO WE ARE
We are 10 Cents A Meal For School Kids & Farms, a state-funded pilot program providing schools with match incentive funding up to 10 cents per meal to purchase and serve Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes.
HEALTHY KIDS, THRIVING FARMS
- Improve daily nutrition and eating habits for Michigan children through the school setting.
- Invest in Michigan agriculture and related local food business economy.
WHERE WE SERVE
Serving two of Michigan's Prosperity Regions (Regions 2 & 4) in our 2016-2017 inaugural year, we have grown to serve 5 (Regions 2, 4, 6, 8, & 9) of Michigan’s 10 Prosperity Regions in 2018-2019. School districts from 43 counties were eligible to apply for grants and 57 districts were awarded them, up from 32 districts last year.
This year’s grantees span 5 prosperity regions, 27 counties, and 57 school districts serving 134,036 students.
Read more in the Michigan Department of Education's 2018 Press Release here
2018-2019 Grantee Districts
Prosperity Region 2:
18 grant-winning districts in 9 counties of a 10 county region
Number of Students: 21,473
18 Districts: Bear Lake Schools, Beaver Island Community School, Benzie County Central Schools, Boyne Falls Public School District, East Jordan Public Schools, Forest Area Community Schools, Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools, Glen Lake Community Schools, Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools, Kaleva Norman Dickson School District, Leland Public School District, Mancelona Public Schools, Manton Consolidated Schools, Onekama Consolidated Schools, Pellston Public Schools, Public Schools of Petoskey, Suttons Bay Public Schools, Traverse City Area Public Schools
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Wexford
Prosperity Region 4:
11 grant-winning districts in 6 counties of a 13 county region
Number of Students: 31,227
11 Districts: Belding Area School District, Coopersville Area Public School District, Hart Public School District, Holland City School District, Montague Area Public Schools, Saugatuck Public Schools, Shelby Public Schools, Thornapple Kellogg School District, West Ottawa Public School District, Whitehall District Schools, Zeeland Public Schools
Counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Muskegon, Ottawa, Oceana
Prosperity Region 6:
7 grant-winning districts in 4 counties of a 7 county region
Number of Students: 21,341
7 Districts: Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker Schools, Flint Community Schools, Genesee Intermediate School District, Grand Blanc Community Schools, Mayville Community School District, Morrice Area Schools, Owosso Public Schools
Counties: Genesee, Huron, Shiawassee, Tuscola
Prosperity Region 8:
8 grant-winning districts in 4 counties of a 7 county region
Number of Students: 16,404
8 Districts: Battle Creek Public Schools, Bridgman Public Schools, Coldwater Community Schools, Decatur Public Schools, Mattawan Consolidated School, Paw Paw Public School District, South Haven Public Schools, Trinity Lutheran School
Counties: Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Van Buren
Prosperity Region 9:
13 grant-winning districts in 4 counties of a 6 county region
Number of Students: 44,821
13 Districts: Ann Arbor Public Schools, Bedford Public Schools, Chelsea School District, Concord Community Schools, Dexter Community School District, Grass Lake Community Schools, Hanover-Horton School District, Hillsdale Community Schools, Hillsdale ISD, Jackson Public Schools, Manchester Community Schools, Monroe Public Schools, Whitmore Lake Public School District
Counties: Hillsdale, Jackson, Monroe, Washtenaw
“The 1O Cents a Meal program is akin to a bumper crop in terms of nutritious, locally-produced fruits and vegetables served to students...It’s a win-win partnership for local districts and local farms across the state and another example of how the business and education communities, as with our plan to become a Top 1O education state in 1O years, can collaborate toward common goals to the ultimate benefit of our children.” - Interim State Superintendent Sheila Alles