There are three easy ways for donors to get their milk to the milk bank—ship directly door-to-door at the milk bank’s expense, drop off at the milk bank, or drop off at another milk depot.
A milk depot is a community location that accepts milk from screened donors, stores it in a freezer, and ships it to the milk bank for processing. Depots are in locations that breastfeeding mothers visit, such as medical offices, parenting stores, wellness facilities, and day care centers. Depots play an important role in raising community awareness of milk donation.
Are you interested in opening a depot? You will need a freezer in a secure location and an employee or volunteer to oversee drop-off and shipping. For more information, please contact Ann Marie Lindquist, Director of Community Relations.
Remember, you must be approved as a donor in order to drop off milk. Check our guidelines on donation to get started.
We currently have depots in nine states, as listed below.
During the COVID-19 crisis, we will note changes and temporary closures of depots under each depot’s listing as we receive updates.
MWH Baby Cafe Depot
Melrose Church of the Nazarene
2 Short Street
To schedule drop-off, call the MWH Breastfeeding Support Center, 781-979-MILK(6455)
or email Breastfeeding@Melrosewakefield.org.
ProHealth Physicians, Glastonbury Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
290 Western Blvd.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
To schedule drop-off, call 860-652-3325.
3/27/20: Depot accepting curbside drop-off
Central Maine Medical Center
Special Delivery Family Birthing Center
60 High Street
3/18/20: Depot operations temporarily suspended
Southern Maine Milk Depot
Metta Yoga Studio
443 Main Street
Biddeford, Maine 04005
4/8/20: Depot operations temporarily suspended
Lila Grace Milk Depot
1655 Crofton Boulevard, Suite 301
Drop-offs accepted by appointment only.
For questions or to schedule your drop-off, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5/13/20: Depot operations temporarily suspended
LRGHealthcare Mothers’ Milk Center
Belmont Medical Center
8 Corporate Drive
4/3/20: Depot operations temporarily suspended
Pettaway Pursuit Foundation, Inc.
11 Owen Avenue
Lansdowne, PA 19050
Drop-offs are accepted Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.
For questions and inquiries, call 610-553-5479 or email at email@example.com.
4/27/20: Depot operations temporarily suspended