The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is also known as Basic Food, EBT or Food Stamps. It is a federal program that helps people with low income buy food at the grocery store. It is administered locally by the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services.

Do you Qualify?

You may be eligible to receive Basic Food if you live in Washington State and

  • You’re a U.S. citizen or legally present in the U.S.
  • Make less than the amount shown on the table below

Other rules apply so be sure and visit or call us today to verify eligibility and see if SNAP can help you and your family.

Household Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income
1 $2,430
2 $3,287
3 $4,143
4 $5,000
5 $5,857
6 $6,713
7 $7,570
8 $8,427

The income guidelines were updated in April 2023.

How Does the Process Work?

Upon approval, an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card will be given to you. EBT benefits are accepted at most grocery stores. You use it just like a debit card, and your benefits are renewed on the same date each month.

Other Ways to Use Your SNAP Card

Order Groceries Online from Select Stores
SNAP shoppers are now able to make online purchases with their SNAP benefits. Only eligible food may be purchased with SNAP benefits; delivery fees and other associated charges may not be paid for with SNAP benefits. In Washington State, A&J Select market, Albertsons, Amazon, Rasauers Supermarkets, Safeway, Sprouts, Super 1 Foods, Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, and Yoke’s Fresh Market are all accepting online EBT payments.

SNAP Market Match at Farmers Markets
Did you know that participating Farmers Markets will will match up to $25 day if you swipe your SNAP card at the information booth? That gives Basic Food participants more money to buy EBT eligible foods like bread, cheese, eggs, veggies, fruit, nuts, seeds, and vegetable starts! Check with your local farmers market for their daily match amount.

SNAP Produce Match at Grocery Stores
Shoppers who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/EBT benefits qualify for SNAP Produce Match coupons at participating grocery and retail stores in Washington. A coupon is for $5 off your next purchase of eligible fruits and vegetables. For more information or a list of participating stores click here.

Viva Farms CSA- 50% Off the full Value Price for SNAP Cardholders
Would you like to eat more farm-fresh, nutritious, and delicious vegetables? If so, Viva Farms CSA could be for you. Receive 24 boxes of 7-10 different varieties of seasonal vegetables and berries. Two sizes are available, the small box generously feeds 1-2 adults, and the large box is great for 3-4 adults. Boxes are delivered weekly to our fifteen locations throughout Skagit, Bellingham, and Seattle (of which five locations accept EBT payments). When paying with your SNAP benefits, you’ll pay each week, when you pick up your share. Be sure to bring your SNAP card to your pick-up site.

  • VIVA Farms has 5 locations that accept SNAP payments: Viva Farms and Burlington Parks & Recreation in Burlington, United General WIC Clinic in Sedro-Woolley, Experience Momentum in Fremont, and South Park in Seattle.
  • Visit and register as a customer. After you enter your email address, click on the button that says you are “A customer who would like to use by SNAP EBT benefits to join the CSA.” Once this is done, you will be able to select your location and box size and complete sign up. Please email for support.