WHO WE ARE
We are 10 Cents A Meal For Michigan's Kids & Farms, a state-funded 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. Now, schools and early childcare centers statewide can apply for grant funding!
This year’s grantees span 5 prosperity regions, 21 counties, and 39 school districts serving 113,403 students.
2019-2020 Grantee Districts
Prosperity Region 2:
14 grant-winning districts in 7 counties of a 10 county region
Number of Students: 19,332
18 Districts: Bear Lake Schools, Benzie County Central Schools, Boyne Falls Public School District, 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, Onekama Consolidated Schools, Pellston Public Schools, Public Schools of Petoskey, Suttons Bay Public Schools, Traverse City Area Public Schools, St. Francis High School- Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools
Counties: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Manistee
Prosperity Region 4:
10 grant-winning districts in 5 counties of a 13 county region
Number of Students: 37,839
11 Districts: Coopersville Area Public School District, Forest Hills 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, Muskegon, Ottawa, Oceana
Prosperity Region 6:
2 grant-winning districts in 2 counties of a 7 county region
Number of Students: 4,033
7 Districts: Genesee Intermediate School District, Owosso Public Schools
Counties: Genesee, Shiawassee
Prosperity Region 8:
5 grant-winning districts in 3 counties of a 7 county region
Number of Students: 14,795
8 Districts: Battle Creek Public Schools, Coldwater Community Schools, Mattawan Consolidated School, Paw Paw Public School District, South Haven Public Schools
Counties: Branch, Calhoun, Van Buren
Prosperity Region 9:
9 grant-winning districts in 4 counties of a 6 county region
Number of Students: 37,404
13 Districts: Ann Arbor Public Schools, Bedford Public Schools, Concord Community Schools, Dexter Community School District, Grass Lake Community Schools, Hanover-Horton School District, Jackson Public Schools, Manchester Community Schools, Ypsilanti Public Schools
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