A passionate local food advocate who also happens to be the food service director at East Jordan public schools is upping the health factor of cafeteria lunches (with some help from the 10 Cents a Meal funding program!).
Now is an ideal time to let legislators know you feel there is great value in the 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms pilot program and that Michigan should expand it to statewide.
Add your name or your organization’s name to our online list of supporters of 10 Cents a Meal funding! Here’s to healthier kids and a stronger farm economy.
Last year at this time, the future for Michigan’s 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms program was iffy. This year, thankfully, legislators aren’t debating whether or not to continue the popular program, but instead how to expand it.
Farmers in our region’s fields and orchards this summer are growing a variety of fruits and vegetables destined for the plates of children in seven school districts participating in the “10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms” pilot project.