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Maryland Special Milk Program Benefits

Program Description

The Special Milk Program assists schools, child care centers, summer camps, and non-profit organizations by reducing the cost of milk served to enrolled children.

General Program Requirements

Any child in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program can get milk. Schools may elect to offer free milk to low-income children. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Maryland.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,775
2 $29,471
3 $37,167
4 $44,863
5 $52,559
6 $60,255
7 $67,951
8 $75,647

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for the Special Milk Program, directly contact your child's school, camp, or child care institution to find out if it participates in the Special Milk Program.

The Federal agency Child Nutrition Programs manages this program and provides state contact information here:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm

Additionally, your state education agency can also provide you with more information about the program:
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE

Program Contact Information

For more information about this program go to:
www.eatsmartmaryland.org

For more information call:
410-767-0214

Send questions via U.S. Mail to:
Maryland State Department of Education
School and Community Nutrition Programs Branch
200 W Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Send questions via email to:
eatsmart@msde.state.md.us