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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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Coronavirus/COVID-19 & SNAP-Ed

Learn more about coronavirus/COVID-19 in Washington state and find resources for SNAP-Ed programming in response to site closures and the health and safety of our participants and providers.

News from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Welcome to FFY21! After much planning, we are excited to launch our new three-year plan for Washington’s SNAP-Ed Program, which includes continuing some of the important work that’s already been happening and introducing new ways to meet SNAP-Ed’s goals. There is no doubt that FFY20 was a year of new challenges and adjustments as we responded to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Stories & Impacts

A woman walking on a gravel sidewalk with cars parked on the sidewalk.

Community partnerships help San Juan County improve street safety

An Orcas Island resident walks along Prune Alley. The gravel shoulder serves as a sidewalk on one of East Sound’s busiest streets. What began as a local SNAP-Ed campaign to increase physical activity and promote…
Student gardener kneeling near a row of strawberries.

Award winning SNAP-Ed garden program helps Island County schoolchildren grow in health, stewardship

The gardens—a joint effort between Oak Harbor Public Schools and WSU Island County Extension SNAP-Ed—help students learn about health, sustainability, and stewardship and have become an integral part of the schools’ curriculum.
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Kitsap’s glean team is saving fresh produce for those who need it

Source: Kitsap Sun  All summer long, volunteers are heading into Kitsap County's orchards with the community's low-income and vulnerable populations in mind. They're called "gleaners," and their efforts are helping make fresh produce available that…
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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.

Below is information and links to food access programs in the state of Washington:

Washington Connectionoffers 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.

Providers can find information about how to help SNAP participants access healthy food through FINI funded programs here:  SNAP-Ed, FINI and Opportunities for Complete Eats 

Little boy holding apple and Comple Eats shopping bag.