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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Michigan Awardees for High Quality Summer Meals

Turnip the summer!
Multicolored tomatoes in pint containers at a market
Congratulations to the Michigan awardees of the 2021 Turnip the Beet Award! Through this program, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service awards sponsors that provide nutritious summer meals that look delicious and appeal to kids.

Of the 84 sponsors across the country recognized with this award for excellence in summer meals, seven are right here in Michigan! Four awardees are Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, Food Gatherers, Fenton Area Public Schools, and Monroe Family YMCA. Three award recipients – YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, Freeland Community Schools, and Mattawan Consolidated Schools – also participate in the 10 Cents a Meal program.
Additional Resources
Summer is right around the corner! Learn more about the USDA Summer Food Service Program and how to participate in Michigan.
About Michigan Farm to School

Farm to School centers around efforts to serve local foods in school and early care and education settings. We share ideas, tools and resources to support a range of efforts, from school garden programming to farmer visits and field trips.

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