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Monday, July 8, 2024

Farm to School Events and Resources

Below are several opportunities and upcoming events. In some cases please scroll for detailed information on:
  • Webinar on July 18th Dinner Hall Leftovers: Combatting Hunger and Waste (see below for details)

  • Articles:

    • 10 Cents a Meal is bringing more healthy food to Michigan youth. This story is part of a series that explores access, equity, and sustainability through Good Food in Michigan's thriving food economy. Read the full article here.

    • Small Potatoes, Big Impact: Michigan Farm to School Potato Processing Partnership Case Study report by MSUE and MFIN

  • Events:

  • Resources: 
(NEW) Dining Hall Leftovers: Combating Hunger and Waste
Webinar July 18, 2024, 1 - 2 pm ET
Learn how you can increase food access by transforming dining hall leftovers into single-serve, frozen meals for your campus or community food pantry in this one-hour webinar from FINE, Food for Free, and Harvard University Dining Services. Molly Hansen from Food For Free and Crista Martin from Harvard University Dining Services share how their organizations' partnership created a program that produces thousands of single-serve meals annually. Register Here
(NEW) SAVE THE DATE - 2024 Michigan Apple Crunch on October 17, 2024
The Michigan Farm to Institution Network will be hosting the 12th annual Crunch on Thursday, October 17th. Last year, more than 250,000 people participated in The Crunch at their local school, hospital, business, organization or from their own home. The Michigan Apple Crunch is a statewide event that promotes local food and farm to school programs by encouraging as many people as possible to "crunch" into a juicy Michigan Apple. Though the event is primarily focused on K-12 school participation, we encourage any large or small institutions, businesses or organizations to register for the event and join in the fun. The Michigan Apple Crunch is a collaborative promotional program of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network. MFIN is coordinated by the Center for Regional Food Systems with support from MSU Extension. For questions about the 2024 Michigan Apple Crunch, please contact Garrett Ziegler, with MSU Extension at

May Tsupros  (they/them)

Director, Farm to Institution Programs 

Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems 

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Natural Resources Building, Room 312A

480 Wilson Rd., East Lansing MI

Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg–Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. The University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.

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