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Special Milk Program for Florida

undefined Special Milk Program for Florida?


The Special Milk Program (SMP) is available to children of all schools or nonprofit child care institutions that do not participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), or Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This includes nonprofit day care centers, summer camps, settlement houses and homeless shelters. An eligible shelter's primary purpose must be to provide shelter and a minimum of one regularly scheduled meal service per day to homeless families. The shelter cannot be a residential child care institution.

The SMP is also available to students attending a split-session kindergarten or pre-primary students in a school that participates in the NSL or SBP, if those students do not have access to the lunch or breakfast programs.

The Special Milk Program (SMP) is available to children of all schools or nonprofit child care institutions that do not participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), or Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This includes nonprofit day care centers, summer camps, settlement houses and homeless shelters. An eligible shelter's primary purpose must be to provide shelter and a minimum of one regularly scheduled meal service per day to homeless families. The shelter cannot be a residential child care institution.

The SMP is also available to students attending a split-session kindergarten or pre-primary students in a school that participates in the NSL or SBP, if those students do not have access to the lunch or breakfast programs.

undefined Special Milk Program for Florida?


To be eligible for the Florida Special Milk Program, you must be a resident of the state of Florida and meet all of the following:

  • Be a child in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program; and
  • Be low-income or very low income.

Each child's family must apply annually for free milk eligibility.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
Household Size*Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1$27,861
2$37,814
3$47,767
4$57,720
5$67,673
6$77,626
7$87,579
8$97,532

*For households with more than eight people, add $9,953 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

undefined Special Milk Program for Florida?


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 on the School Meals Contacts page.


For information on the Florida Special Milk Program, please call Food and Nutrition Management office toll-free at:
1-800-504-6609

For more information visit the Florida Department of Education website.

800-504-6609