Who is Engaged in 10 Cents Grants - 10 Cents a Meal Evaluation Results 2020-2021
January 11, 2023 - Author: Megan McManus and Colleen Matts
The statewide expansion of 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan’s Kids and Farms (10 Cents) in 2020–2021 resulted in the highest number of participating grantees to date (143), including school districts and childcare center grantees located throughout Michigan. This allowed the program to reach nearly 450,000 Michigan children, more than ever before.
See more top-findings below and follow these links to view the briefs:
- 10 Cents Grantees: A Summary of Geographic Distribution and Children reached
- Michigan-Grown Food Purchasing Experience of Participating Food Program Managers
- Motivations, Barriers, and Challenges for Purchasing and Serving Michigan-Grown Foods
- Promotional and Educational Activities Supporting 10 Cents
The top three reported motivators for purchasing and serving local foods were:
- Support for Michigan farms and businesses
- Higher quality food
- Access to fresher food
The top-reported barrier for purchasing and serving local foods was limited availability.
The top promotional activities used by 10 Cents grantees were promotional posters, social media, and taste testing.
Read the whole 2020-2021 10 Cents a Meal Evaluation Report.