Illinois, Food Bank to Provide Free Milk to Low-income Families

The state of Illinois is partnering with a local food bank to provide free milk to low-income families in the Chicago area.

The Illinois Department of Human Services and the Greater Chicago Food Depository said Tuesday that milk will be distributed through March 2019 at six sites.

Kate Maehr is executive director and CEO of the food depository. She says fresh milk is one of the most in-demand items for families the agency serves.

Milk will be distributed from food depository trucks and vans that will be in IDHS parking lots for two-hour periods on select dates. The sites are in Chicago, Melrose Park and Blue Island.

The milk is provided through the U.S. Agriculture Department's emergency food assistance program.

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