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Special Milk Program

What is Special Milk Program?

The Special Milk Program supplies milk at an affordable price or absolutely free of cost to children. More than 6,000 schools, camps, and child care institutions feed half-pints of milk to children, comprising of children in half-day kindergarten and per-kindergarten programs, who cannot access the USDA's meal programs.

Who is eligible for this program?

Children at a participating school, camp, or half-day kindergarten or pre-kindergarten program can get half pints of milk via the Special Milk Program. Children are eligible to get free milk if their families' household incomes match the current income eligibility standards.

Children are eligible to receive free or affordable food when they are attending school (high school and under) if their families' household incomes match with the current income eligibility standards. Children who take part in several other programs, namely Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and children who are immigrants, fugitives, or destitute are automatically qualified for free meals.

You can learn about the maximum income limits for eligibility at

How to apply for this program?

In order to apply, get in touch with your child's school, camp, or child care institution to know if it takes part in the Special Milk Program. Even your state education agency can offer details about the program. The Food and Nutrition Service offers program and state contact details here:

What is the Program Contact Information?

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