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Having enough nutritious food is important for your family, and is one of the keys for your children to succeed in school. These programs and resources can help your family get the food you need.


The Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides healthy foods, nutrition tips, breastfeeding help and referrals to pregnant and breastfeeding women and children up to age five. With WIC each person enrolled on WIC gets monthly checks to buy up to $50 worth of healthy foods at your local grocery store. Getting WIC will not affect your immigration status. WIC is an equal opportunity program.

Basic Food

Basic Food is the name for the food stamp program in Washington State. Basic Food helps eligible families buy food with an Electronic Benefits Transfer Card (EBT). EBT cards work like debit cards. You can spend your monthly benefits in participating grocery stores.

Summer Meals

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Summer Meals provide free meals and snacks to all kids and teens (18 years old and younger) during the summer months (June through August).

Food Banks

Food banks provide groceries for immediate help in making ends meet.

  • To find a food bank in your community, use the Resource Finder – enter your address and select the word Food Banks from the list.
    You can also call the Family Food Hotline at