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Welcome to foodhelp.wa.gov

This is your source to finding healthy and affordable food in Washington State.

The rising costs of gas, groceries and other vital needs have forced everyone to make many difficult choices.  But now you don't have to choose between filling up your gas tank or putting groceries on the table.

This web site will help connect you with Food Assistance, Nutrition Information and other valuable resources to help make ends meet for you and your family.

The only authorized website for customers to apply for Basic Food assistance online in Washington State is www.washingtonconnection.org. On this website you may also apply for cash assistance, child care subsidy, Medicaid (age 65+), and long-term care. As domain names can be very similar, always be cautious about the website address when providing your personal information.

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10 Facts Young Adults Should Know About Basic Food

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Basic Food Elderly Interview Waiver

Bag of FoodStarting with August 2013 applications and eligibility reviews, many elderly households without earnings will not need an interview for Basic Food benefits.  Washington was granted a demonstration project to test how waiving the interview requirement for Basic Food could improve benefit  access to seniors age 60+.

Households won’t need to complete an interview for food benefits when:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Find more information or file a complaint here.