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Food Resources

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SNAP and Washington Connection

SNAP, or nutrition assistance benefits, help you buy food you and your family need. You can even use SNAP benefits to buy seeds or plants and grow your own food. SNAP food benefits are loaded on your EBT card and can be used just like a credit card at any store that accepts SNAP. To see if you qualify for these benefits visit Washington Connection. It is a fast and easy way to apply for services that will help you get healthy food.  Follow this link:

Washington Connection and SNAP Eligibility

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Other food resources

Washington Connection provides many food resources beyond SNAP.  Look here to see where you can find healthy food for you and your family:

Food Resources in Washington State

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WIC

WIC helps low-income women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a baby under five.  WIC provides food for you and your child in the form of a monthly check to be used for healthy foods. WIC also provides nutrition ideas, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health providers. Click below to see if you qualify and learn more about how WIC can help you.

WA State WIC Program

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Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program

Because of COVID-19, children who get free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. P-EBT is a new food benefit to help families buy groceries because schools are closed. Click below to learn more.

 

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Complete Eats

Complete Eats helps SNAP shoppers buy more fruits and vegetables at their local Safeway store. When you use your SNAP dollars to buy at least $10 of fruits or vegetables that are fresh, frozen or canned with no added salt and sugar,  you can get a coupon to use to buy more fruits and vegetables. Use the link below to find out more Complete Eats.

Complete Eats

SNAP Market Match

SNAP Market Match helps SNAP shoppers buy additional fruits, vegetables, herbs, and plant starts at more than 100 participating farmers markets. Markets match $10 or more per day for SNAP customers. Check your local market for their daily match amount and use the link below to find out more about SNAP Market Match. Use the link below to find more information.

SNAP Market Match

How to use SNAP Market Match (video):

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Farmers markets-Eat farm fresh

Many farmers markets let you use your SNAP benefits to make purchases. There are even programs to make your dollars go further by doubling your purchase.

Eat Farm Fresh

Stores

Stores that take nutrition assistance benefits like SNAP and WIC must stock healthy foods. Find out which stores near you accept SNAP

Stores That Accept EBT

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Summer meals

Every summer, anyone 18 years or younger can eat no-cost meals at locations across the state of Washington. Find a summer food site near you.

Find Summer Meal Sites

Community Services Offices (CSO)

Find a CSO in your area. A CSO provides many DSHS services. They can tell you details about these services and how to apply for them.

Find Your Local CSO

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WSDA Food Assistance

This map represents distribution locations for programs supported by Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) Food Assistance.

WSDA Food Assistance Finder