Fresh Bucks

About Fresh Bucks 

Fresh Bucks is a healthy food program that distributes monthly benefits to help Seattle neighbors afford fresh fruits and vegetables. Fresh Bucks is funded by the City of Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax and administered by the Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment.

Fresh Bucks Benefits

The Fresh Bucks program provides enrolled customers with a monthly benefit to purchase fruits and vegetables from farmers markets, farm stands, independent grocers, and supermarkets. Participants can spend their benefits on fruits and vegetables using their Fresh Bucks Card or app at participating retailers. 

This year, we’re automatically extending 2022 benefits through December 2023 for current customers who have been using their Fresh Bucks Card or app each month to purchase fruits and vegetables.  

This means there’s no need for customers to watch for an enrollment period or to re-apply for 2023 benefits. Customers will simply need to keep using their Fresh Bucks each month to extend benefits into 2023.

If you or someone you know are interested in receiving Fresh Bucks, there will be an opportunity to express your interest via an online Fresh Bucks interest form that we’re launching in Spring 2023. The interest form will take the place of our annual enrollment application. Income-eligible Seattle neighbors who submit an interest form will automatically be placed on a waitlist for Fresh Bucks benefits and will be notified of enrollment if budget becomes available.  

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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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Sustainability and Environment

Jessyn Farrell, Director
Address: 700 5th Avenue, #1868, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 256-5158

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