The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and Department of Health (DOH) want your input on a new pilot project. The project will make it easier for Washingtonians who use Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to use their benefits to buy extra fruits and vegetables.
Right now, SNAP participants who use their benefits at participating grocery stores and farmers markets can receive extra money to buy more fruits and vegetables. The extra money (“incentives”) is currently distributed through paper coupons at grocery stores and paper currency at farmers markets. This project will test putting the incentives back on the SNAP card after an eligible purchase, so SNAP participants will not need to carry paper coupons or currency to use their incentives. They are looking for your input on how to design the pilot project.