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Snap Recipients Double Their Dollars at Washington Farmer's Markets

It's market season, and seasonal farmers markets are opening across the state while year round markets increase their fresh produce from local farms. The Washington State Farmers Market Association and the City of Seattle have partnered to create the Fresh Bucks program, which doubles the dollars of SNAP recipients at local markets. Each SNAP dollar can be matched up to $10 per day per cardholder for fresh produce. Farmers Markets outside Seattle are participating as well: to find out if a market near you has a matching program or if they accept EBT or WIC, go to the Farmer’s Market Association website http://www.wafarmersmarkets.com/washingtonfarmersmarketdirectory.php and scroll down to the find your local market’s information.

 

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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.