South Carolina Special Milk Program Benefits
Program DescriptionThe Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. Schools that participate in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs, can participate in the Special Milk Program for half-day kindergarten and pre-kindergarten children who do not have access to a school meals program. The program reimburses schools and institutions for the milk they serve.
General Program RequirementsAny 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. For this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of South Carolina.
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
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Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
Application ProcessTo 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:
Program Contact Information
To learn more about the South Carolina Special Milk Program (SMP), please contact the State Department of Social Services at: 803-898-7601
Or send an e-mail to: AskDSS@dss.state.sc.us
You may also contact your local school district if you have other inquiries regarding the program.