Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) helps individuals & households with low-income buy the food they need for good health. SNAP benefits are not cash. SNAP benefits are provided on an electric card that is used like an ATM or bank card to buy food at most grocery stores.

The Basic Food Program helps supplement Washington residents’ diets with healthy and nutritious food. Eligible households receive an Electronic Benefits Card (EBT) to purchase food items at participating businesses each month.

Community Action Center offers assistance with the application and recertification for SNAP benefits. Due to changes related to Covid-19, you can only receive assistance with the process over the phone or by mail.

Contact Community Action Center (509-334-9147) for an appointment to assist you in completing the SNAP application over the phone.

Basic Food Benefits Increasing (April 2020)

Are you needing to go to the stores multiple times because of Basic Food (EBT) benefit schedules?

  • DSHS is sending emergency supplements to people who get Basic Food (EBT) so you can buy more food in one trip. If you got Basic Food in March, you’ll get more benefits to bring your March amount up to the maximum for your household size.
  • When did this start? Started April 4th, you will receive or already did receive the maximum amount for your household size on your regular benefit date. If your EBT recharged April 1-3 you should have gotten them April 4th.
  • Your extra benefits: You’ll get the difference between your regular benefit and the maximum amount for your household size. Across WA State the average extra amount per household is $155.
  • More information/questions/concerns: Check for the latest information on DSHS social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter or at


If we have helped you with information or helped with your SNAP application, tell us how we did: please click HERE to complete the CAC SNAP Satisfaction Survey!

Click to visit the Washington Connection SNAP website