Basic Food Education Forum

Basic Food Education Forum

The Basic Food Education Forum (BFEF) is a platform for Western Washington agencies enrolling clients in the Basic Food (food stamps) program to meet and network with others about common issues and strategies to promote Basic Food enrollment.


  1. Learn about Basic Food eligibility, application process, and best practices for outreach
  2. Provide ongoing updates from DSHS and other organizations to current Western Washington Basic Food outreach agencies 
  3. Increase collaboration between partners; share best practices to increase the number of families and individuals successfully enrolled in Basic Food


Any Western Washington community based, governmental or outreach agency or individual that is involved in enrolling clients in Basic Food, and would like to learn more and collaborate with other partners to increase enrollment.


Meetings occur quarterly at locations in South Seattle, Lynnwood, Mount Vernon and Tacoma. These meetings provide a unique opportunity to hear from experts in Basic Food enrollment and from other partners who are doing Basic Food outreach.

Interested in attending one of these forums?
RSVP via one of the links below!

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Winter Forum 2021

  • Location: Zoom Meeting Platform
  • Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
  • Time: 9am to 11:30am
  • Register here!

Past Meeting Resources & Notes

Fall Forum 2020

Virtual - September 23, 2020

Forum Video Recording

Video Recording Listening Guide

Forum Feedback SURVEY

Forum Presentations:

Other Forum Materials/Documents:

Spring Forum 2020

Virtual - May 20, 2020

Forum Audio Recording

Audio Recording Listening Guide

Forum Feedback SURVEY

Forum Presentations:

Winter Forums 2020

Snohomish County - February 26, 2020