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Basic Food Program

The Basic Food Program (or SNAP or EBT) is a federal program that helps people to afford a nutritious diet by providing eligible households an electronic benefits card with monthly benefits to buy food at participating grocery stores. EBT benefits are used just like a debit card and are accepted at most grocery stores. Benefits are renewed each month.

How do I qualify?

You may be eligible to receive Basic Food if you live in Washington State, you are a U.S. Citizen or Legal Immigrant, and meet the following income guidelines:

Income for food*Household will still need to be under the Net Income Standard to receive benefits. Use only as a general guideline.

How Do I Apply For Basic Food?

  1. For assistance completing this application call 360.854.7171.
  2. Participate in an interview. You can have either an in-office or telephone interview.
  3. Provide your social security number, proof of identity, and proof of the income and living expenses for your household. We can help you get this proof if needed

The Basic Food Program was funded in part by the USDA Food Stamp Program. It is available to all regardless of race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion, or political belief.