Hear directly from the farmers, educators, students and communities that are being nourished by 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan's Kids & Farms.
10 Cents A Meal For Michigan's 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.
Who's Feeding Our Kids
On the road that leads from the farm to the tray, we encounter many folks along the way who contribute to feeding our kids. Who’s Feeding Our Kids is a series where we explore different people and organizations along the foodsystem who are working to feed our kids and supportthe 10 Cents a Meal program. These are some of their stories.