Overview- 10 Cents a Meal Evaluation Results 2020-2021

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

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Dive into the summary briefs below to learn more! 

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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To better understand the impact of the 10 Cents program, evaluators conducted four evaluation surveys with grantees in 2021 (in February, April, June, and August) and analyzed information reported by grantees about their purchases of Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and dry beans. 

Read the whole 2020-2021 10 Cents a Meal Evaluation Report. 

Full Report


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