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
10 Cents a Meal is available statewide. The 2022-2023 program year is funded at $9.3 million.
The 10 Cents a Meal application for program year 2022-2023 is anticipated to be available in mid-October. We will update our website when more information is available.
In 2021-2022 the program served 257 grantees and a total enrollment of over 585,000 children, spanning all 10 regions of the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators and 57 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 or scroll to the bottom of the page**
YEARLY LEGISLATIVE REPORTS
Region 1: 11 grantees in 5 out of 15 counties serving 8,852 children
Big Bay De Noc School District, Brimley Area Schools, 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: 31 grantees in 13 out of 21 counties serving 35,202 children
Alpena Public Schools, Bear Lake Schools, Benzie County Central Schools, Boyne Falls Public School District, Buckley Community Schools, Charlevoix Public Schools, Charlton Heston Academy, Cheboygan Area Schools, East Jordan Public Schools, Elk Rapids Schools, Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools, Glen Lake Community Schools, Harbor Springs School District, Houghton Lake Community Schools, Inland Lakes Schools, Kaleva Norman Dickson School District, Kalkaska Public Schools, 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: 53 grantees in 12 out of 13 counties serving 100,070 children
Allendale Christian School, Baxter Community Center Inc, Byron Center Public Schools, Chippewa Hills School District, Coopersville Area Public School District, Crossroads Charter Academy, Daily Shepherd Child Care Center, Delton Kellogg Schools, Forest Hills Public Schools, Fremont Public School District, Fruitport Community Schools, Godwin Heights Public Schools, Grand Rapids Metropolitan YMCA, 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, Ludington Area School District, 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, Newaygo Public School District, New Branches Charter Academy, North Muskegon Public Schools, Orchard Hill Reformed Church, Orchard View Schools, Portland Public Schools, Reed City Area Public Schools, Saranac Community Schools, Saugatuck Public Schools, Shelby Public Schools, Spring Lake Public Schools, Steepletown Neighborhood Services, Thornapple Kellogg School District, West Catholic High School, West Ottawa Public School District, Western Michigan Christian High School, White Cloud Public Schools, Whitehall District Schools, Zeeland Public Schools
Region 4: 12 grantees in 6 out of 8 counties serving 26,109 children
Beal City Public Schools, Beaverton Schools, Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District, Bullock Creek School District, Essexville-Hampton Public Schools, Freeland Community School District, Harrison Community Schools, Midland Public Schools, Pinconning Area Schools, School District Of The City Of Saginaw, Shepherd Public Schools, State Street Academy
Region 5: 23 grantees in 4 out of 6 counties serving 32,794 children
Bright Beginnings, Capac Community Schools, 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: 17 grantees in 3 out of 4 counties serving 46,006 children
Association For Child Development, Charlotte Public Schools, 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: 28 grantees in 7 out of 7 counties serving 49,048 children
Bangor Public Schools (Van Buren), Battle Creek Public Schools, Boys And Girls Club Benton Harbor, 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 Devel, Union Church UCC, Watervliet School District, Woodlawn Preschool, Young Child Associates, Young Mens Christian Association, YWCA Children’s Center
Region 8: 22 grantees in 4 out of 6 counties serving 54,806 children
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), Napoleon Community Schools, Northwest Community Schools, Phoenix Child Care & Academy, Springport Public Schools, Summerfield Schools, Tecumseh Public Schools, Washtenaw ISD, Whitmore Lake Public School District, Ypsilanti Community Schools
Region 9/10: 60 grantees in 3 out of 3 counties serving 233,312 children
A School For The Mind And Body GSRP Program, A & W Day Care Center*, 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, Bambi Land Child Care, Bloomfield Hills Schools, Child Star Development Center*, Childrens Paradise Learning Center, Inc., Christios Child Care & Academy*, Christios Childcare & Academy 2, Clarkston Community School District, Clawson Public Schools, Dearborn City School District, Dee'S Little Angels Child Care Center*, 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, Village Of Shiny Stars Child Care*, 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 $4.5 million*, more than doubling the funding from $2 million in 2020-21.
The 257 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.
*The 10 Cents a Meal budget is $4.5 million, corrected here from the previously published $5 million due to an error in the state’s budget language.