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Making Healthy Food Accessible Programs, trainings, and resources to help people in Washington with food insecurity increase access to healthy meals.

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WA SNAP-Ed covers a wide range of programming, and we hope to provide as much support as possible for everyone to succeed. Visit this page to find many different resources that may help with your programs.

News from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

The FFY 24-26 three-year planning process is underway. 

  • Mid-January 2023: Washington SNAP-Ed Leadership Team meets with a facilitator to develop implementation structure and identify priorities for FY24-26 State Plan
  • October 2022-March 2023: SNAP-Ed Evaluation Team collects population data, conducts interviews and surveys to complete Statewide Needs Assessment
  • February 2023: SNAP-Ed Forum Planning Committee meetings commence
  • March 16, 17, 20, 2023: Listening sessions to share about statewide model
  • April 11-13, 2023: SNAP-Ed Statewide Planning Forum

Keep posted for planning timeline updates to come!

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Stories & Impacts

Rural schoolchildren try new, healthy foods with Harvest of the Month

Harvest of the Month display board. Elementary schoolchildren in the rural community of Touchet, Wash., encountered farm-grown fruits and vegetables and learned about the benefits of a healthy diet through the Harvest of the Month…
Healthy plants in a hydroponic system under lights.

Partnership brings year-round fresh produce to those in need

Fresh produce in winter can be hard to find for a community food pantry.
Young girl holding two whisks in a kitchen.

When schools shut down, WSU Extension brought meal kits and seed starters to local families

When the announcement came in early 2020 that Thurston and Lewis County Schools would be online only due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of Thurston County Washington State University Extension snapped into action to…
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Connecting Participants to Food Assistance Programs

Staff involved in the Washington State SNAP-Ed program play an important role in helping people we serve connect to food assistance programs across the state. We hope everyone takes time to review these programs and the benefits they have to offer. Connecting participants to food assistance can help people live healthier lives.

Use the information and links below to learn about food access programs in the state of Washington.

Washington Connection offers a fast and easy way for families and individuals to apply for a variety of services. There are a number of services you can link SNAP-Ed participants to help them access healthy food. In addition, Washington Connections provides a variety of food resources.

There are Community Services Offices (CSO) across the state that provide many DSHS services.

SNAP-Ed LIAs can find information about how to help SNAP participants access healthy food through federal and state funded programs here:  Washington SNAP-Ed Resources

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