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Important Information about March Basic Food Benefits! 2/20/2019

If you get your food benefits between March 1st-10th there is no change in your issuance date.

If you get your food benefits between March 11th – 20th, they will be issued to you earlier and you will get a letter with more details.

People who normally get their benefits later in the month (the 11th through the 20th) will receive benefits earlier due to the early issuance of February food benefits during the federal government shutdown.

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We transform lives by empowering individuals and families to thrive.  We serve many clients who live on the margin.  Although most are not receiving a cash grant, they may be relying on food assistance, work-related support services, assistance with child support, medical coverage, or child care subsidies.  A family crisis or change in the economy, even a small one, can force these families into situations requiring assistance, whether it’s the full support of a cash grant, help with child support, or temporary assistance to avoid losing housing.

Washington Connection offers you a way to find and apply for a variety of services and assistance online.  By entering in basic household information, Washington Connection will let you know what programs or services you or your family may be qualified to receive from various State, Federal or Local sources.