SNAP Match Programs

SNAP Match Programs

SNAP match programming doubles the purchasing power for Seattle residents  who use food stamps (SNAP/EBT) to purchase fruits and vegetables at farmers markets, four neighborhood grocers and all Seattle Safeway stores 

Since 2012, Fresh Bucks has partnered with local farmers markets and farm stands to support the local food system. In 2016, Fresh Bucks expanded to neighborhood grocers owned by immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs. Most recently, Fresh Bucks added Seattle Safeway as a participating retailer, increasing access to additional locations with extended hours - so people can shop for fruits and vegetables when and where is most convenient. OSE supports the following SNAP match programs to help families afford healthy food:

HOW IT WORKS:

Fresh Bucks Savings at Neighborhood Grocers and Farm Stands: Participants can shop with their food stamp (SNAP/EBT) benefits to get 50% off their purchase of fruits and vegetables at four neighborhood grocers.

SNAP Market Match: Previously known as Fresh Bucks Match, SNAP Market Match helps SNAP/EBT (food stamp) participants get an unlimited, dollar-for-dollar match on fruits and vegetables at Seattle farmers markets.

SNAP Market Match launched in 2020, streamlining local farmers market SNAP match programs under one statewide brand. The program is made possible in partnership with Washington State Department of Health.

Complete Eats: Participants who buy at least $10 worth of fruits and vegetables with their food stamp (SNAP/EBT) benefits and Safeway Club Card at Seattle Safeway stores get a $5 coupon to spend on their next qualifying purchase of fruits and vegetables. 

SNAP Market Match and Complete Eats are a part of Washington State's State Fruit and Vegetable Incentive program. Learn more about all SNAP match programs.