Report on 10 Cents a Meal Released to Michigan Legislature
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has submitted its 10 Cents a Meal For School Kids & Farms mid-year report to the state Legislature, with data that shows the program helped schools serve 49 different Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes to students so far this school year.
The 10 Cents a Meal pilot program is providing schools with match incentive funding up to 10 cents per meal to purchase and serve Michigan-grown produce to an estimated 48,000 students in 16 grant-winning school districts.
Legislators required the report when it created the pilot last year. Legislators are in the budget process now and considering whether to continue and expand the program.
A full press release is available here.
An online version of the full 18-page report is available here.
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