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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 diane@groundworkcenter.org. She is trying to keep track of all outreach regarding 10 Cents a Meal, whether in your community or with policymakers.

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