How Foods Move Through 10 Cents Supply Chain - 10 Cents a Meal Evaluation Results 2020-2021
January 11, 2023 - Author: Megan McManus and Colleen Matts
Review the inner-workings of the 10 Cents Supply Chain:
A diverse range of Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and dry beans were purchased during the 2020–2021 school year through 10 Cents grant funding.
By the numbers, 70% of dollars were spent on fruits, 29% of dollars were spent on vegetables, and 1% of dollars were spent on dry beans.
- Grantees reported 150 unique vendors, of which 100 were farms that supplied Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and dry beans through the 10 Cents food supply chain.
- Most grantees who reported purchases (93%) used intermediary market channels to acquire Michigan-grown products for 10 Cents.
- Half (50%) of all 10 Cents spending (in dollars) reported by grantees was from broadline (or full-service) distributors, and one-third (34%) was from food hubs.
- 10 Cents grantees purchased more than $47,000 of Michigan-grown products directly from 21 individual farms (4% of total reported purchases).
Read the whole 2020-2021 10 Cents a Meal Evaluation Report.