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Stretch Your Food Dollars

Program Contact: Linda Mathews, SNAP-Ed Program Manager
(253) 798-7154 •

Basic Food and Washington Connection

Basic Food, commonly known as SNAP benefits, is a federal food assistance program. Basic Food benefits are loaded on an EBT card and can be used just like a debit card at any stores that accepts SNAP. To see if you qualify for these benefits visit Washington Connection. It is a fast and easy way to apply for social services that will help you get healthy food.  Follow this link:

Washington Connection and SNAP Eligibility


SNAP Market Match

SNAP Market Match is a statewide program that helps EBT-cardholders increase their ability to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers markets. Participating markets can match up to $25 per visit.

Individuals and families who receive Market Match dollars can use extra funds on fresh fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, herbs, and seeds that produce food. Use the link below to find out which Pierce County farmers markets are participating in SNAP Market Match.


Senior Farmer Market Nutrition Program

The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income seniors with vouchers to purchase produce from participating farmers markets and roadside stands. Seniors eligible for farmers market vouchers must meet eligibility criteria and submit an application online or by calling the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 253-798-4600. Visit the Pierce County’s Aging & Disability Resources website for more information. Use the link below to find out which farmers markets accept SFMNP vouchers.



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SNAP Produce Match

SNAP Produce Match is for shoppers who us Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/EBT benefits can stretch their food budget when shopping at Safeway locations. Purchase $10 worth of fresh, frozen, and/or canned fruits and vegetables that have no added fat, salt, and sugar and received a $10 off produce coupon to spend next time.

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SUN Bucks

SUN Bucks is a summer EBT program that supports children who lose access to free and reduced-price school meals during the summer months. SUN Bucks provides $120 in food benefits to each eligible child.

Additional SUN Bucks information.