Fresh Bucks

Fresh Bucks work to create an equitable local food system where everyone can access and afford healthy food. The Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) operates two programs that help lower income individuals and families stretch their food budget to purchase fresh produce. 

Fresh Bucks Benefits

The Fresh Bucks program provides enrolled customers with a monthly benefit to purchase fruits and vegetables from farmers markets, farm stands, and small and large grocers. Income-eligible individuals and families can apply through a public lottery or be enrolled by a Fresh Bucks partnering community-based organization or health clinic. You can learn more about the application process and timeline here. Participants can spend their benefits on fruits and vegetables using their Fresh Bucks Card or app at participating retailers. 

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SNAP Match Programs

OSE works with local and regional partners to support the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food stamp incentive programs. SNAP Market Match and SNAP Produce Match help SNAP/EBT participants double their purchasing power when they shop at participating retailers. 

Program Impact

Since 2012, Fresh Bucks has helped thousands of lower income Seattle residents afford more fruits and vegetables. The impact reports below detail how the program has contributed to positive outcomes in our community over the years.

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