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Thursday, July 15, 2021

$5 Million Secured for 10 Cents a Meal

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Please see this big news!  Help spread the word to farms, schools, and early childcare centers in your communities, and support them in success.
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10 Cents A Meal for Michigan's Kids  & Farms

Have you heard the news? 

HUGE 10 Cents a Meal news! Earlier this week Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the $17.1 billion K-12 budget into law. Included in that budget is $5 million for 10 Cents a Meal for the 2021-2022 school year, more than double the current year's funding of $2 million. 

This additional funding adds to the great legacy of the matching grant program. We are so excited to continue our work helping schools and early childhood education centers connect Michigan's children to Michigan-grown food while supporting our hardworking farmers. 

Preview the Press Release! 

"KENTWOOD, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed HB 4411, the $17.1 billion K-12 budget, into law July 13, surrounded by students and faculty at East Kentwood High School. The bill accounts for the largest single-year School Aid Fund budget ever passed by the state, and included funding for 10 Cents a Meal for Michigan's Kids & Farms at $5 million, more than doubling the funding from $2 million in 2020-21. 

10 Cents A Meal for Michigan's Kids & Farms (10 Cents a Meal) is a state-funded program providing schools and early childhood education centers (ECEs) with matching incentive funding up to 10 cents per meal to purchase and serve Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes. The grant has gone from a $250,000 state pilot program in 2016 to finally being available to applicants statewide for the 2020-2021 school year, and this latest investment affirms the importance of 10 Cents a Meal in providing fresh, healthy, local fruits, vegetables, and dry beans for Michigan's school and pre-schoolchildren."

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10 Cents a Meal Network Meeting — Save the Date! 

Join Groundwork Center and other supporters of 10 Cents a Meal for our next 10 Cents a Meal Network meeting on Thursday, August 19th 2:30-3:30 p.m. Please save the date and stay tuned for more details. With the expanded $5 million budget for next school year we will have much to talk about regarding the future of the program! 

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