Single moms in Tennessee can get a supplementary source of food for their children with the help of the Special Milk program. Children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs, are provided with milk from the Special Milk program. Schools can participate in the Special Milk Program only for half-day kindergarten and pre-kindergarten children who do not have access to a school meals program, if the schools in question already participate in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs. For the milk they serve, the program reimburses schools and institutions.
General Program Requirements
As long as they belong to a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program, any child can get milk. Schools may elect to offer free milk to low income children. You must be a resident of the state of Tennessee in order to qualify for this benefit program.
Single moms must directly contact their child’s school, camp or child care institution to find out if it participates in the Special Milk Program so that they can apply for the program.
This program is managed by The Federal agency Child Nutrition Programs and provides state information here: www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm
Program Contact Information
Contact Sarah White, State Director, of the State Department of Education office through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding the SMP, please call 615-532-4744.
To learn how to receive Tennessee Special Milk benefits, you can also contact your local school district.