Fresh Bucks

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

Fresh Bucks Vouchers 

The Fresh Bucks voucher program provides enrolled customers with a monthly benefit to purchase fruits and vegetables from over 20 farmers markets and farm stands, five neighborhood grocers, and all 15 Seattle Safeway stores. Income-eligible individuals and families can apply through a public lottery or enrolled by a Fresh Bucks partnering community-based organization or health clinic. You can learn more about the application process and timeline here.

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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 Complete Eats 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 grown and contributed to positive outcomes in our community over the years.

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