Expanded Eligibility, Increased Impacts: 10 Cents a Meal 2020-2021 Evaluation Results


January 11, 2023 - <mcmanu60@msu.edu> and <matts@msu.edu>

 The 2020–2021 year for 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids and Farms (10 Cents) was notable in a few ways.

  1. It was the program’s first full school year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
  2. Early care and education (ECE) sites were eligible to participate for the first time.
  3. 2020–2021 marked the first year that schools and centers across the state participating in United States Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Programs were eligible to apply and participate.

This allowed the program to reach nearly 450,000 Michigan children, more than ever before. Nearly $1.4 million in grants were awarded to 143 grantees located in more than half (48) of Michigan’s 83 counties.

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This evaluation work was conducted through funding support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and 10 Cents administrative funds for organizational partners. 

Suggested Citation

McManus, M., Matts, C. (2022). 10 Cents a Meal 2020–2021 Evaluation Results: Expanded Eligibility Increased Impacts. Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems. Retrieved from https://foodsystems.msu.edu/10-cents-eval-2022 



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