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 a second year, 10 Cents a Meal is available statewide.
This year’s 229 grantees serve a total enrollment of nearly 554,000 children, spanning all 10 regions of the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators and 55 of Michigan's 83 counties. Our grantees hail from communities stretching from SE Michigan to the Upper Peninsula.
Region 1: Big Bay De Noc School District, Burt Township School District, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area K-12 School, Escanaba Area Public Schools, Gwinn Area Community Schools, Hancock Public Schools, Houghton-Portage Township School District, Inter-Tribal Council Of Michigan Head Start, Ishpeming Public School District No. 1, Negaunee Public Schools
Region 2: Alpena Public Schools, Bear Lake Schools, Benzie County Central Schools, Boyne Falls Public School District, Buckley Community Schools, Charlevoix Public Schools, Charlton Heston Academy, 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, Onaway Area Community School District, Onekama Consolidated Schools, Pellston Public Schools, Public Schools Of Petoskey, Rogers City Area Schools, Scott'S Little Bear Child Care, Inc., St. Francis High School, Suttons Bay Public Schools, Traverse City Area Public Schools
Region 3 Grantees: Allendale Christian School, Baxter Community Center Inc, Byron Center Public Schools, Chippewa Hills School District, Coopersville Area Public School District, Crossroads Charter Academy, Delton Kellogg Schools, Forest Hills Public Schools, Godwin Heights Public Schools, Greenville Public Schools, Hart Public School District, Hesperia Community Schools, Holland City School District, Holton Public Schools, Ionia Public Schools, Jenison Public Schools, Kenowa Hills Public Schools, Kent City Community Schools, Kent County Juvenile Detention, Lakewood Public Schools, Little Hands Learning Center Of Living Word Church, Little Smiles Bilingual Childcare, Lowell Area Schools, Mason County Eastern Schools, Mona Shores Public School District, Montague Area Public Schools, Muskegon Area ISD, Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System, Public Schools Of The City Of Muskegon, New Branches Charter Academy, North Muskegon Public Schools, Orchard View Schools, Portland Public Schools, Reed City Area Public Schools, Saranac Community Schools, Saugatuck Public Schools, Shelby Public Schools, Spring Lake Public Schools, Thornapple Kellogg School District, West Catholic High School, West Ottawa Public School District, Western Michigan Christian High School, Whitehall District Schools, Zeeland Public Schools
Region 4 Grantees: Beal City Public Schools, Beaverton Schools, Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District, Bullock Creek School District, Essexville-Hampton Public Schools, Harrison Community Schools, Midland Public Schools, Pinconning Area Schools, School District Of The City Of Saginaw, Shepherd Public Schools, State Street Academy
Region 5 Grantees: Clio Area School District, Dryden Community Schools, Flint Cultural Center Academy, Genesee ISD, Grand Blanc Academy, Imlay City Community Schools, Kearsley Community School District, Lake Fenton Community Schools, Lapeer Community Schools, Little Peoples Playhouse Inc, Mayville Community School District, Memphis Community Schools, Michigan School For The Deaf And Blind, Millington Community Schools, Port Huron Area School District, School District Of The City Of Flint, St. Clair County RESA, St. Paul Lutheran SchoolVassar Public Schools, Westwood Heights Schools, Whaley Children'S Center
Region 6 Grantees: East Lansing School District, Eaton Rapids Public Schools, Haslett Public Schools, Highfields, Inc., Holt Public Schools, Lansing Catholic Central High School, Lansing Public School District, Michigan Department Of Health And Human Services, New Lothrop Area Public Schools, Okemos Public Schools, Owosso Public Schools, Perry Public Schools, Potterville Public Schools, Waverly Community Schools, Williamston Community Schools
Region 7 Grantees: Bangor Public Schools (Van Buren), Battle Creek Public Schools, Cassopolis Public Schools, Coldwater Community Schools, Coloma Community Schools, Covert Public Schools, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools, Harper Creek Community Schools, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Learning Zone Preschool And Childcare, Mar Lee School District, Mattawan Consolidated School, Milwood Commons Preschool And Childcare, New Buffalo Area Schools, Niles Community Schools, Paw Paw Public School District, Schoolcraft Community Schools, South Haven Public Schools, St. Joseph Public Schools, Three Rivers Community Schools, Tri County Council For Child Development, Union Church UCC, Watervliet School District, Woodlawn Preschool, Young Child Associates, Young Mens Christian Association, YWCA Children’s Center
Region 8 Grantees: Airport Community Schools, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Bedford Public Schools, Concord Community Schools, Dexter Community School District, Dundee Community Schools, East Jackson Community Schools, Grass Lake Community Schools, Hanover-Horton School District, Jackson Public Schools, Jefferson Schools (Monroe), Manchester Community Schools, Mason Consolidated Schools (Monroe), Northwest Community Schools, Phoenix Child Care & Academy, Tecumseh Public Schools, Washtenaw ISD, Whitmore Lake Public School District, Ypsilanti Community Schools
Region 9/10 Grantees:
A School For The Mind And Body GSRP Program, Academy Of Warren, American International Academy, Angel'S Kiddie Kingdom Learning Center LLC*, Armada Area Schools, Arts Academy In The Woods, Arts And Technology Academy Of Pontiac, Avondale School District, Bloomfield Hills Schools, Christios Child Care & Academy*, Christios Childcare & Academy 2, Clarkston Community School District, Clawson Public Schools, Dearborn City School District, Detroit Achievement Academy*, Detroit Community Schools*, Detroit Public Schools Community District*, Detroit Service Learning Academy*, Ferndale Public Schools, Fostering Leadership Academy, George Washington Carver Academy, Grosse Ile Township Schools, Grosse Pointe Public Schools, School District Of The City Of Hamtramck, The School District Of The City Of Harper Woods, Holly Area School District, Huron School District, Kids Avenue LLC*, L'Anse Creuse Public Schools, Lake Orion Community Schools, Lake Shore Public Schools (Macomb), Macomb County Juvenile Justice Center, Methodist Children’s Home Society, Mount Clemens Community School District, Old Redford Academy*, Oxford Community Schools, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Pontiac City School District, Richmond Community Schools, Riverview Community School District, Romulus Community Schools, South Lake Schools, Southfield Public School District, St. John Lutheran School, Taylor School District, Tott'S Early Learning Center, LLC*, Trinity Lutheran School, Troy School District, Warren Consolidated Schools, Waterford School District, Wayne-Westland Community School District, West Bloomfield School District, West Village Academy, YMCA Of Metropolitan Detroit*
*Denotes location in the city of Detroit (MASA Region 10)
Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the $17.1 billion K-12 budget into law in June 2021. The bill accounts for the largest single-year School Aid Fund budget ever passed by the state, which included funding for 10 Cents a Meal at $5 million, more than doubling the funding from $2 million in 2020-21.
The 229 grantees that were recently chosen by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) for the current school year are an increase from 143 grantees for the 2020-21 school year.