10 Cents a Meal for School Kids and Farms 2017-2018 Legislative Report


March 20, 2018 - Author: , Megan Thompson, Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan Department of Education, Networks Northwest

Funds for the 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms incentive program were appropriated for a 2017-2018 pilot. Administered by the Michigan Department of Education, 16 school districts participated in this pilot program. Initial results show that: 86 farms and 16 other businesses in 28 counties received business through the program; children were served 49 different types of Michigan-grown produce and legumes, including 30 foods new to meal programs; and food service directors indicated that the variety of produce as well as their certainty of planning and purchasing power were all increased.

This report is authored by: 

Colleen Matts, Farm to Institution Specialist, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
Megan Thompson, Data Manager, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Michigan Department of Education
Networks Northwest


Tags: 10 cents a meal, center for regional food systems, michigan farm to institution network, michigan farm to school


Colleen Matts

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