Basic Food is a food and nutrition program for individuals and families who meet income guidelines. Also known as the Food Stamp Program, Basic Food helps people to afford a nutritious diet by providing eligible households an electronic benefits card and monthly benefits to buy food at participating grocery stores.
The income rates for the Washington Basic Food Program and the USDA Free & Reduced Program are different. If you do not qualify for Free & Reduced meals, you may want to look at the Basic Food program. If you qualify for Food Stamps in any amount, you qualify for free meals.