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

King County Basic Food Education Forum
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Snohomish County Basic Food Education Forum
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Resources & Meeting Notes

Fall Forums 2019

Snohomish County- October 17, 2019

King County -  October 18, 2019

Spring Forums 2019

Snohomish County - April 17, 2019

King County - April 19, 2019

South Sound - April 24, 2017

King County - April 28, 2017

North Sound - May 2, 2017

Snohomish County - May 3, 2017

Winter Forums

January 2017 - February 2017

South Sound

October 6, 2016 Meeting

North Sound 

September 30, 2016 Meeting

Snohomish County

September 26, 2016 Meeting

King County

September 23, 2016 Meeting 

June 1, 2016 Meeting

May 20, 2016 Meeting

February 3, 2016 Meeting

January 22, 2016 Meeting

October 30, 2015 Meeting

September 11, 2015 Meeting

May 8, 2015 Meeting

January 16, 2015 Meeting

September 26, 2014 Meeting

May 16, 2014 Meeting

January 24, 2014 Meeting

September 13, 2013 Meeting

May 31, 2013 Meeting

February 22, 2013 Meeting

November 30, 2012 Meeting