WHO WE ARE
We are 10 Cents A Meal For Michigan's Kids & Farms, a state-funded program providing schools and early childhood education centers 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 in school and child care settings.
- Invest in Michigan agriculture and related local food business economy.
WHERE WE SERVE
For the first time, 10 Cents a Meal is available statewide.
This year’s 146 grantees serve almost 445,000 children, spanning all 10 regions of the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators and 51 of Michigan's 83 counties. Our grantees hail from communities stretching from SE Michigan to the Upper Peninsula.
***Check out our interactive map at the bottom of the page to see grantees' locations.***
Region 1: Bay Pines Center (DHS), Gwinn Area Community Schools, Hancock Public Schools, Houghton-Portage Township School District, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Head Start, Stanton Township Public Schools
6 grantees in 4 of 15 counties serving 3,544 children.
Region 2: Alpena Public Schools, Alpena Youth Center, Bear Lake Schools, Benzie County Central Schools, Boyne Falls Public School District, East Jordan Public Schools, Elk Rapids Schools, Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools, Glen Lake Community Schools, Houghton Lake Community Schools, Kaleva Norman Dickson School District, 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, Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools/St. Francis High School, Suttons Bay Public Schools, Traverse City Area Public Schools,
23 grantees in 9 of 21 counties serving 29,168 children.
Region 3 Grantees: Allendale Christian School, Baxter Community Center Inc., Belding Area School District, Coopersville Area Public School District, Delton Kellogg Schools, Fennville Public Schools, Forest Hills Public Schools, Fremont Public School District, Grand Haven Area Public Schools, Greenville Public Schools, Hart Public School District, Holland City School District, Jenison Public Schools, Kent County Juvenile Detention, Kentwood Public Schools, Lowell Area Schools, Mason County Eastern Schools, Montague Area Public Schools, Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System, Muskegon Public Schools, New Branches Charter Academy, Saugatuck Public Schools, Shelby Public Schools, Thornapple Kellogg School District, Wedgwood Christian Services, West Ottawa Public School District, Whitehall District Schools, Zeeland Public Schools
28 grantees in 10 of 13 counties serving 76,178 children.
Region 4 Grantees: Beaverton Rural Schools, Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District, Carrollton Public Schools, Harrison Community Schools, Ithaca Public Schools, Midland Public Schools, Mt. Pleasant City School District, School District of the City of Saginaw, Saint Paul Christian Day Care & Preschool Center, YMCA of Saginaw
10 grantees in 6 of 8 counties serving 23,329 children.
Region 5 Grantees: Davison Community Schools, Dryden Community Schools, School District of the City of Flint, Genesee ISD, Lapeer Community Schools, Marysville Public Schools, Mayville Public Schools/Mayville High School, St. Paul Lutheran, YMCA of Greater Flint
9 grantees in 4 of 6 counties serving 17,318 children.
Region 6 Grantees: Charlotte Public Schools, Holt Public Schools, Lansing Catholic Central High School, Lansing Public School District, Morrice Area Schools, Owosso Public Schools
6 grantees in 3 of 4 counties serving 22,256 children.
Region 7 Grantees: Bangor Public Schools (Van Buren), Battle Creek Public Schools, Berrien RESA, Bronson Community School District, Coldwater Community Schools, Colon Community School District, Covert Public Schools, Harper Creek Community Schools, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Lakeview School District (Calhoun), Lawrence Public Schools, Mar Lee School District, Mattawan Consolidated School, Paw Paw Public School District, Pennfield Schools, South Haven Public Schools, Tri-County Council for Child Development, Watervliet School District, YWCA Children's Center
19 grantees in 6 of 7 counties serving 41,831 children.
Region 8 Grantees: Adrian Public Schools, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Bedford Public Schools, Camden-Frontier Schools, Dexter Community School District, Grass Lake Community Schools, Hillsdale Community Schools, Jackson Public Schools, Manchester Community Schools, Whitmore Lake Public School District, Ypsilanti Community Schools
11 grantees in 5 of 6 counties serving 39,550 children.
Region 9/10 Grantees: American International Academy, Armada Area Schools, Avondale School District, Bloomfield Hills Schools, Christ Child House, Clarkston Community School District, Creative Learning Children’s College, Dearborn City School District, Detroit Achievement Academy, Detroit Public Schools Community District, Detroit Service Learning Academy, Eastpointe Community Schools, Hamtramck Public Schools, Harper Woods School District, School District of the City of Hazel Park, Huron School District, Lakeview School District St Clair Shores, L'Anse Creuse Public Schools, Little Jungle Learning Center, Macomb ISD, Methodist Children's Home Society, Oxford Community Schools, Richmond Community Schools, Southfield Public School District, Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services, Taylor School District, Tott’s Early Learning Center, Trinity Lutheran School, Troy School District, Utica Community Schools, Vista Maria/Clara B Ford School, Warren Consolidated Schools, Waterford School District, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
34 grantees in 3 of 3 counties serving 191,605 children.
The legislature and Governor Whitmer expanded the program from $575,000 to $2 million this year and expanded it statewide. With this expansion, grantees stretch from corner to corner in the state, from the Detroit region to the Upper Peninsula -- both areas that were eligible for the first time. Additionally, early childhood education centers can participate for the first time.
The 149 grantees that were recently chosen by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) for the current school year are an increase from 57 grantees in pilot regions the last full pilot year.