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Food Stamps (Basic Food)

Basic Food is a program that provides money to buy groceries each month using an Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (EBT).
Resource Name Location Contact
Apply online at

Visit our website to be screened and apply for Food Stamps (Basic Food)

Basic Food Employment & Training Program (BFET)

Education, skills training, and job search services for Basic Food (Food Stamps) recipients not participating in the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

Call Help Me Grow Washington

Call to be screened & apply for Food Stamps (Basic Food). Learn about WIC and food banks too.
Help is available in any language.

Mon-Thurs 8:00am – 5:30pm & Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Complete Eats Fruit and Vegetable Coupons at Safeway Stores

Buy at least $10 in qualifying fruits and vegetables* with your EBT card at Safeway stores across Washington, and get a coupon to spend on fruits and vegetables on your next shopping trip.

DSHS Office (CSO) Locator

Find your local DSHS Office (CSO) to apply in-person for the Basic Food (Food Stamps) Program

DSHS Statewide Customer Service Center

Call to check on the status of an application, ask questions about your benefits or report a change of circumstance. Services on this line also include client interviews & eligibility reviews.

Mon – Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm

EBT Card Customer Service Line

Request a replacement for you lost or stolen EBT card, review transaction history, check your balance, change your PIN number or contact Customer Service.

Pandemic EBT Benefits (Emergency School Meals Program)

Pandemic EBT Benefits (P-EBT) provide families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed due to COVID-19. This benefit is for Washington children in grades K-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. P-EBT is for all students regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries.

If you would like assistance applying, please contact WithinReach via the Help Me Grow Washington Hotline at 800-322-2588, or contact DSHS directly at 877-501-2233

SNAP EBT Online Purchasing Pilot

The Food and Nutrition Service has launched a pilot program that allows you to use your Basic Food benefits for online, grocery orders using your Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and pin.

You can use your EBT card to buy groceries online at, and*

*Some stores offer curbside grocery pick-up only, and others offer delivery. Check the websites for more details.