Basic Food

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), called Basic Food in Washington, helps low income people make ends meet by providing monthly benefits to buy food.

Who is eligible:

Washington State residents who meet:

Legal immigrants who are not eligible for federal basic food solely due their immigration status may be eligible for the state Food Assistance Program (FAP).



Some childless adults will need to participate in work activities in order to stay eligible for Basic Food. More information can be found on the ABAWD page



Your Basic Food benefits are based on your family size and income. Are you eligible? Try our online benefit estimator.

How to Apply For Basic Food Benefits:

You can apply for Basic Food Assistance online or at your local Community Services Office.

The Application for Benefits is available in several languages.


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How to Apply:

You can apply for Basic Food Assistance online, or at your local Community Services Office, or when the Mobile Community Services Office - MCSO is in town.

As with all our programs, the only way to know for sure if you are eligible is to apply.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Find more information or file a complaint here.