Washington Basic Food Program

Revised June 20, 2014


The Washington Basic Food Program (Basic Food) helps low-income individuals and families have a more nutritious diet by adding Basic Food benefits to your household's income.

Basic Food is Washington's name for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Basic Food benefits are federally funded through the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).

WAC 388-414-0001 Am I eligible for benefits through the Washington Basic Food Program?

See USDA Food and Nutrition Service website for a list of the tribes and their points of contacts in Washington State that participate in the federal Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR or "commodities"). Individuals receiving FDPIR commodities from these tribal organizations are ineligible to receive Basic Food.