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Friday, October 30, 2020

Local food purchasing at Michigan’s schools increased in 2019-2020, report shows

Announcing a new report on Farm to School in Michigan
The MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is pleased to announce the report, Local Food Purchasing at Michigan Schools 2019-2020 Survey Results as Farm to School Month comes to a close.
58% of Michigan school food service directors reported purchasing local foods last school year, according to this new report.
Explore the report to learn:

  • How many school food service directors have reported local purchasing each year (for the past six years)

  • What sources they purchased local food from (e.g. farmers market, broadline distributor, etc.)

  • How local food purchasing by 10 Cents a Meal grantees compared to overall results from all foodservice directors

Read and share the report with your networks!

For more information, contact Colleen Matts at
This work was made possible thanks to generous funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
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58% of Michigan school food service directors said they purchased local foods last school year. What were their sources for local food? How did purchasing by 10 Cents a Meal grantees compare to the rest? Find out at

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