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SNAP-Ed – Nutrition Education

Program Contact: Linda Mathews, SNAP-Ed Program Manager
(253) 798-7154 • lmathews@wsu.edu

Welcome to SNAP-Ed at WSU Extension, Pierce County

The SNAP-Ed program at WSU Extension Pierce County represents 1 of 35 community organizations funded by Washington’s Department of Health (DOH). At Extension, our mission is to “engage people, organizations, and communities to advance knowledge, economic well-being, and quality of life by fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research.”

The WSU Extension Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a free education program for Pierce County residents who receive or are eligible to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (previously known as Food Stamps).

The SNAP-Ed program at WSU Extension Pierce County strives to improve the health outcomes of low-income Pierce County residents through group education and community-based partnerships. We offer research-tested nutrition education resources to Pierce County residents. In addition, we partner with local organizations that serve populations eligible for Basic Food benefits. In Washington State, SNAP-eligible is defined as households with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).


USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funds SNAP-Ed. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, 1-877-501-2233. http://foodhelp.wa.gov/

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Linda Mathews SNAP-Ed Manager at lmathews@wsu.edu or (253) 798-7154 at least two weeks before the event.