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The Special Milk Program

CATEGORYFOOD
SERVICE/SUPPORT TYPEThe Special Milk Program
AGENCYThe US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service
COSTThe school may elect to offer the program for free to low-income children
ELIGIBILITY SUMMARYSee Who is eligible for Special Milk Program for California? https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1782#:~:text=How%20do%20I%20apply%20for,in%20the%20Special%20Milk%20Program.
WEB LINKhttps://www.fns.usda.gov/smp/special-milk-program
APPLICATIONContact child’s school, camp, or child care institution to find out if it participates in the Special Milk Program. https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1782#:~:text=How%20do%20I%20apply%20for,in%20the%20Special%20Milk%20Program.
ADDITIONAL INFO“Provides milk to children in schools, child care institutions and eligible camps that do not participate in other federal child nutrition meal service programs” (https://www.fns.usda.gov/smp/smp-fact-sheet) and provides “milk to children in half-day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs where children do not have access to the school meal programs” https://www.fns.usda.gov/smp/special-milk-program.

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