WHO WE ARE
We are 10 Cents A Meal For Michigan's Kids & Farms, 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.
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
10 Cents a Meal is available statewide. The 2022-2023 program year is funded at $9.3 million.
In 2022-2023 240 grantees are participating in the program, reaching approximately 590,000 children, spanning all 10 regions of the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators and 65 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.
YEARLY LEGISLATIVE REPORTS
Region 1: 11 grantees in 7 out of 15 counties serving 10,444 children
Big Bay De Noc School District, Escanaba Area Public Schools, Hancock Public Schools, Hannahville Indian Community, Holy Name School, Houghton-Portage Township School District, Ishpeming Public School District No. 1, Negaunee Public Schools, Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools, Superior Central School District, West Iron County Public Schools
Region 2: 28 grantees in 15 out of 21 counties serving 34,322 children
Alcona Community Schools, Alpena Public Schools, Benzie County Central Schools, Boyne Falls Public School District, Central Lake Public Schools, Charlton Heston Academy, Cheboygan Area Schools, Elk Rapids Schools, Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools,Glen Lake Community Schools, Harbor Springs School District, Houghton Lake Community Schools, Inland Lakes Schools, Kingsley Area Schools, Leland Public School District, Mancelona Public Schools, Manistee Area Public Schools, Northport Public School District, Pellston Public Schools, Public Schools of Petoskey, Rogers City Area Schools, St. Francis High School, Suttons Bay Public Schools, Traverse City Area Public Schools, Vanderbilt Area Schools, West Branch-Rose City Area Schools, Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools, Wolverine Community School District
Region 3: 55 grantees in 12 out of 13 counties serving 131,168 children
Baxter Community Center Inc., 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 County Juvenile Detention, Lakewood Public Schools, Lowell Area Schools, Mason County Eastern Schools, Mona Shores Public School District, Montague Area Public Schools, Morley Stanwood Community Schools, Muskegon Area ISD, 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, Reed City Area Public Schools, Reeths-Puffer Schools,Saugatuck Public Schools, Shelby Public Schools, South End Community Outreach Ministries, Sparta Area Schools, Spring Lake Public Schools, Thornapple Kellogg School District, Tri County Area Schools, Walker Child Care,Wayland Union Schools, Wedgwood Christian Services, West Catholic High School, West Ottawa Public School District, White Cloud Public Schools, Whitehall District Schools, Wyoming Public Schools, Zeeland Public Schools
Region 4: 18 grantees in 8 out of 8 counties serving 34,965 children
Alma Public Schools, Bay City Academy, Beaverton Schools, Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District, Clare Public Schools, Clare United Methodist Preschool & Child Care Center, Essexville-Hampton Public Schools, Farwell Area Schools, Harrison Community Schools, Hemlock Public School District, Ithaca Public Schools, Meridian Public Schools, Midland Public Schools, Mt. Pleasant City School District, Pinconning Area Schools, School District of the City of Saginaw, Standish-Sterling Community Schools, Swan Valley School District
Region 5: 19 grantees in 5 out of 6 counties serving 30,050 children
Bendle Public Schools, Carsonville-Port Sanilac School District, Clio Area School District, Croswell-Lexington Community Schools, Fenton Area Public Schools, Flint Cultural Center Academy, Goodrich Area Schools, Kingston Community School District, Lake Fenton Community Schools, Lapeer Community Schools, Linden Community Schools, Michigan School for the Deaf and Blind, 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
Region 6: 17 grantees in 4 out of 4 counties serving 37,819 children
Association for Child Development,Charlotte Public Schools, Corunna Public Schools, DeWitt Public Schools, East Lansing School District, Eaton Rapids Public Schools, Haslett Public Schools, Lansing Catholic High School, Lansing Public School District, Mason Public Schools (Ingham), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy, Olivet Community Schools, Our Savior Lutheran School, Owosso Public Schools, Stockbridge Community Schools, Waverly Community Schools
Region 7: 32 grantees in 7 out of 7 counties serving 58,966 children
Battle Creek Public Schools, Bloomingdale Public School District, Bright Light Early Care & Education, Coldwater Community Schools, Coloma Community Schools, Comstock Public Schools, Constantine Public School District, Countryside Academy, Covert Public Schools, Decatur Public Schools, Edwardsburg Public Schools, Gull Lake Community Schools, Harper Creek Community Schools, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Kids Time Inc., Mar Lee School District, Marcellus Community Schools, Mattawan Consolidated School, Mildred C. Wells Preparatory Academy, New Buffalo Area Schools, Niles Community Schools, Parchment School District, Paw Paw Public School District, Quincy Community Schools, Schoolcraft Community Schools, South Haven Public Schools, St. Joseph Public Schools, Sturgis Public Schools, Tri County Council for Child Development, Union City Community Schools, Young Child Associates, YWCA Children's Center
Region 8: 21 grantees in 4 out of 6 counties serving 57,410 children
Airport Community Schools, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Bedford Public Schools, Chelsea School District, Concord Community Schools, Dexter Community School District, Dundee Community Schools, Grass Lake Community Schools, Hanover-Horton School District, Hillsdale Community Schools, Jackson Public Schools, Jefferson Schools (Monroe), Manchester Community Schools, Michigan Center School District, Milan Area Schools, Napoleon Community Schools, Saline Area Schools, Summerfield Schools, Washtenaw ISD, Whitmore Lake Public School District, Ypsilanti Community Schools
Region 9/10: 39 grantees in 3 out of 3 counties serving 196,161 children
A & W Day Care Center*, A School for the Mind and Body GSRP Program, Academy of Warren, Allen Park Public Schools, American International Academy, Avondale School District, Bloomfield Hills Schools, Center Line Public Schools, Clawson Public Schools, Dearborn Heights School District #7, Detroit Public Schools Community District*, Empowered Community Outreach Services*, Farmington Public School District, Ferndale Public Schools, George Washington Carver Academy, Grosse Pointe Public Schools, Huron School District, Keys Grace Academy, L'Anse Creuse Public Schools, Lake Shore Public Schools (Macomb), Lamphere Public Schools, Old Redford Academy*, Redford Union Schools, District No. 1, Richmond Community Schools, Romulus Community Schools, Royal Oak Schools, School District of the City of Hazel Park, School District of the City of Lincoln Park, School District of the City of Oak Park, Southfield Public School District, The School District of the City of Harper Woods, Trinity Lutheran School, Troy School District, Utica Community Schools, Van Buren Public Schools, Van Dyke Public Schools, Village of Shiny Stars Child Care*, Wayne-Westland Community School District, West Bloomfield School District
*Denotes location in the city of Detroit (MASA Region 10)
Family Day Care Home (FDCH) Pilot:
In the 2022-2023 program year 10 Cents a Meal is being piloted in family child care homes with providers who participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) with a CACFP sponsor (The Association for Child Development). There are 49 home child care providers participating in the pilot program in 26 different counties serving 488 children.
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 program year. 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.