A Skagit Gleaners membership can help you save money on your monthly food expenses and household needs. Visit their website at www.skagitgleaners.org/membership
There may be a few reasons that you don't have food benefits on your account: You may have purchased all of your foods for the month. You can check your "Purchase History" on your WICShopper app to see what foods have been purchased recently. Check to see if you have an appointment with us scheduled
How do I use my EBT at Farmer’s Markets or for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? What is SNAP Market Match?
At more than 100 participating farmers markets and farm stands, customers who use Basic Food/EBT can withdraw EBT funds to use as well as receive SNAP market match to stretch their food budget to buy more fruits and vegetables. Info booths will have an EBT card reader. You’ll specify the amount of Basic Food you
At participating stores across the country and participating farmer’s markets and farm stands. If you aren’t sure, ask a store employee or manager if they accept EBT cards.
There is a comprehensive brochure with instructions and FAQs on using your EBT card on the DSHS forms page. You'll find the brochure near the bottom of the page under Pamphlets. It is also known as Form 22-310.
Most grocery items such as fruits, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, dairy, breads, cereals, snack foods, dry and canned goods, and non-alcoholic beverages are available to buy with your Basic Food benefits. You can even buy seeds and plants that will produce food. You CANNOT buy: alcohol, tobacco products, vitamins, medicines, supplements, live animals, hot foods,
The amount of Basic Food you can receive is based on how many people are in your household, your countable income, and monthly living expenses such as housing, utilities, child support, and medical costs. Maximum benefits are: Household Size Maximum Benefit 1 $281 2 $516 3 $740 4 $939 5 $1,116
If your income goes over the eligibility level, and you forget to report it for a couple of months, you may owe DSHS money back for the benefits you used that you were not eligible for. To avoid this, follow the rules and report any income changes by the 10th of the following month.
You’ll receive benefits if your household is eligible based on your income. Basic Food benefits are certified for up to 12 months. Basic Food households must report when their income increases to over 130% of the federal poverty level. Households do not have to report any other income changes until the mid-certification review (6 months)
If you qualify, your benefits start from the date your application is received.