FRESH BUCKS FARMERS MARKET PROGRAM (for SNAP/EBT)
WHEN: Check opening date at the farmers market nearest you.
WHERE: Check out the Find Your Market Map.
WHAT: The Fresh Bucks program matches SNAP/EBT (food stamps) benefits dollar-for-dollar, up to $10 at all participating farmers market locations in Seattle and King County.
QUESTIONS? Visit the Fresh Bucks website!
SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM
WHEN: Enroll now – May 12, 2017 (participants notified by July 1).
WHERE: Apply online! (The application is available in 11 different languages and must be printed out and mailed.)
WHAT: Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides low-income seniors with $40 in voucher checks that can used to purchase fresh produce at approved farmers market locations. Must live in King County, be age 60 years or older (Native American 55+), and low income.
King County accepts applications and distributes vouchers by mail only. Due to the program popularity, Aging and Disability Services (ADS) typically does not have enough vouchers to provide one for each applicant and utilizes a random selection process. (Seniors residing outside of King County may contact the Area Agency on Aging in their region to apply.)
QUESTIONS? 206.962.8467 or 844.348.5464
1.844.724.3737 – HOTLINE FOR IMMIGRATION ACTIVITY IN WA
WHAT: The Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network launched the 1.844.RAID.REP (1.844.724.3737) hotline for community members to report immigration detentions and other problematic activity by immigration agents. Bilingual hotline volunteers are available.
Community members can use the hotline to report:
- Family members or friends being detained by ICE or Border Patrol in Washington state
- Workplace raids by immigration agents
- Other problematic activity by immigration agents (e.g., presence of immigration agents in or around courthouses, schools, congregations, medical facilities, etc.)
- Other situations that cause concern for community members
Community members who contact the hotline to report someone being detained by immigration will receive information about how to connect with legal help through the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) referral service, and the information will also be sent to the NWIRP (Northwest Immigrant Rights Project) Tacoma office to provide legal orientation services for those who cannot afford private representation. If a verified large-scale workplace raid is in progress, NWIRP will deploy a large-scale raid legal response team.
MORE INFO: See the Immigration Hotline Press Release in ENGLISH and ESPAÑOL, or visit the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network Facebook page.
CAREERS & EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOP…
How to Sell Yourself in an Interview/Transferable Skills
WHEN: Saturday, May 13, 10am-1:30pm
WHAT: A FREE soft skills workshop on How to Sell Yourself in an Interview/Transferable Skills: Unsure of your interviewing skills? Want an opportunity to rehearse in an educational and friendly atmosphere? Don’t miss this workshop! There’s still room, and you don’t have to have attended the previous session to join, so RSVP right away! A light breakfast will be provided.
This session covers:
- A breakdown of how to compare job descriptions and interview questions to present in a confident way
- DOs and DON’Ts for interviewing
- Basics of how to transfer and present skills when interviewing.
This is the 2nd in a 4-part workshop series. The next two sessions are:
Session 3: Online Applications/How to Navigate Successfully
Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10am – 1:30pm
Session 4: Conflict Resolution/Getting Along with Coworkers
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10am–1:30pm
QUESTIONS/TO REGISTER: Contact Celestine at 206.694.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.