Basic Food in Washington State, known as food stamps or SNAP, uses an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) system that works like a debit card that income-qualified people can use to get monthly support for groceries.
- Do I qualify for Basic Food/EBT? To find out, Washington State needs to know your:
- To apply for Basic Food/EBT – You can apply for EBT online, in person at your local DSHS office, or by calling the the Washington SNAP hotline (1.877.501.2233).
Need Food Now?
If you need to find a food bank or meal program close to you, these up-to-date maps and lists show where you can find them across Seattle.
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Cooking Matters at Home
Solid Ground’s Community Food Education (CFE) program hosts cooking and nutrition classes to support healthy and holistic living on a budget. The CFE team created this series of cooking videos to offer resources, tips, and tricks that you can practice at home.
Recipe Cooking Demos
Banana Oat Bars
Dried Black Beans
Cooking Matters at Home Virtual Class Videos
Black Bean Burgers
Vietnamese Spring Rolls
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Cooking Matters at Home Class Resources
Nutrition Handouts for Kids
Help elementary school-age kids have fun and learn about healthy food at the same time! These short colorful handouts have healthy eating and cooking activities that are great for parents and teachers, or anyone with children in their lives.
The Cooking Matters National Website is a great resource for additional healthy, budget-friendly recipes.
Recipes for Kids
These healthy recipes for kids grades K-5 are prepared by our Community Food Educators in several elementary schools throughout Seattle!
Grow Your Own Food
Local Gardening Resources
Have questions about gardening in the Pacific Northwest? These resources can help!
The Garden Hotline ~ 206.633.0224 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Local gardening experts from Seattle Tilth can answer all of your yard and garden questions (language interpretation available).
This guide to growing your own healthy food has easy-to-follow gardening and vegetable cooking advice, basic nutrition information, steps a beginning gardener can take to set up container or yard gardens, composting advice, and a list of community resources