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Do your new legislators know about 10 Cents a Meal?

Diane Conners of the Groundwork Center wrote a piece (before the election) noting that a majority of the seats in the Michigan legislature were likely to be filled by first-time representatives and senators, who may not know about Michigan’s 10 Cents a Meal for School Kids & Farms program. Now in its third year as a pilot program, 10 Cents provides match funding to grant-winning school districts to purchase Michigan-grown fruits, vegetables, and dry beans. 

Do your new legislators who will take office Jan. 1, 2019 know about 10 Cents a Meal? Here is a link that Diane provided to a short one-pager that you can use to educate your legislators, about the high points of the program. Here also is a second, longer hand-out (last year’s legislative report) and a link to a student video interview with Sen. Goeff Hansen the now outgoing chair of the key education budget committee that moved forward funding of 10 Cents a Meal. Read Diane's entire piece from before the election here, which includes quotes from current legislators, across the aisle. 

You can reach her at She is trying to keep track of all outreach regarding 10 Cents a Meal, whether in your community or with policymakers.