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 our depots email.
Remember, you must be approved as a donor in order to drop off milk. Check our guidelines on donation to get started.
Depots and donors, if you need a copy of our Depot Donation Form, click here.
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.
Northampton Area Pediatrics 193 Locust Street Northampton, MA 01060 To schedule drop-off, call Kate Bohne, 413-584-8700. Limited hours June 25 through July 10. Please call ahead to inquire about availability. Please schedule drop-offs in advance.
South Shore Hospital 55 Fogg Road South Weymouth, MA To schedule drop-off, call Cindy Hoar or Ellen Fitzgerald (NICU Lactation Consultants), 781-624-4227. Curbside drop-off available
Eastern Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Center and Residency 895 Union St. Suite 12 Bangor, ME 04401 207-973-7979. Donations accepted Tuesday through Friday 9am – 4pm. Office closed first Wednesday afternoon of each month.
Women’s Health Resource Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center 9 Hanover Street Lebanon, NH 03756 Open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9 am – 3 pm; Tuesday and Friday 10 am – 5 pm For questions, call 603-650-2600.