Hear directly from the farmers, educators, students and communities that are being nourished by 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms.
10 Cents A Meal For School Kids & Farms has provided business to farms that range in size from a 20-acre farm targeting local markets to a nearly 2,000-acre farm that has the capacity to supply the largest of our state’s school districts, such as Detroit Public Schools.
Access to Local Food
Schools typically have only about $1 to $1.20 a meal to spend on food, and of that, about 30 cents is for fruits and vegetables. So a matching 10 cents, food service directors say, help them serve more fresh produce instead of canned.
Marketing & Education
Schools that were awarded the 10 Cents grants had a wide variety of plans to educate students and promote local foods in connection with food service efforts.
What People are Saying
Students, advocates, administrators and growers share their excitement about 10 Cents a Meal For School Kids & Farms.