BASIC FOOD

Do you or someone you know need food?

You may qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP), previously known as Food Stamps. SNAP is a FREE program that provides money to buy groceries each month.

Beginning October 1, 2021 and ending September 30, 2022 there will be a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA).  The average family of three receives $658 per month, that’s about $153.00 a week! Below is the gross monthly income for household sizes.  Your SNAP allotment is based on how much your combined family income is.

No. of people in household Gross monthly income
1 Up to $2,147
2 Up to $2,903
3 Up to $3,660
4 Up to $4,417
5 Up to $5,173
* Add for every additional household
member
$756

If more than 5, please contact us for each additional member.

Maximum SNAP Allotments for Washington State

These are the allotments per family size, that begin October 1, 2021 thru September 30, 2022.

No. of people in household Maximum SNAP Allotments
1 $250
2 $459
3 $658
4 $835
5 $992
6 $1,190
7 $1,316
8 $1,504
* Add for every additional household
member
$188

** The minimum SNAP Allotments for fiscal year October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022, for a household size of 1-2 can receive a minimum of $20.

WE ARE A BASIC FOOD OUTREACH CENTER

How to apply through the CK Food Bank for SNAP/food stamps

  • Call us at (360) 692-9818 for an appointment.
  • Bring to the food bank:
    • The name and date of birth of everyone in your household.
    • Contact information (name, address, phone) of your landlord or mortgage company.
    • Picture ID.
    • If employed, paycheck stubs from the last month.
    • Bring a piece of mail.

WHERE CAN I USE BASIC FOOD BENEFITS?

You can use your benefits at any grocery store, convenience store or discount retailer that accepts Basic Food or Food Stamp benefits. Most stores, including major chains, accept Basic Food. Many farmers markets also accept Basic Food benefits through the EBT card—just look for the EBT logo on the door or cash register.

CAN I USE MY EBT CARD IN ANOTHER STATE?

Yes. A Washington EBT Quest Card can be used in all states. However, if you move out of the state, you must notify us about the move and be sure to apply for benefits in the new state where you will live.

CAN I HAVE SOMEONE USE MY CARD TO BUY FOOD FOR ME?

If you want someone else to have access to benefits for your household, you can set them up as an alternate card holder. An additional EBT card for your account would be issued to this person so they would be able to purchase food for you.

WHAT CAN I BUY WITH BASIC FOOD BENEFITS?

Basic Food benefits can be used to buy people in your household food items such as:
• Breads and cereals
• Fruits and vegetables
• Cheese, milk and other dairy products
• Meats, fish, poultry and eggs

• Most other food items that are not prepared hot foods
• Seeds and plants that produce food for your household


Basic Food benefits cannot be given to someone else, donated, exchanged for cash or used to buy:
• Vitamins or medicines
• Food that will be eaten in the store
• Pet Foods
• Soaps, paper products
• Household supplies
• Hot foods
• Beer, wine, or liquor
• Cigarettes or tobacco

OTHER KITSAP COUNTY RESOURCES

  • Abraham House 
    (360) 405-0488
  • ACCESS Bus
    (360) 479-7272
  • Alternative School
    (360) 692-3210
  • Belfair Food Bank
    (360) 275-4615
  • Bremerton Foodline
    (360) 479-6188
  • Community Frameworks (360) 516-6484
  • Community & Family Services
    (360) 895-7889
  • Crisis Pregnancy Center
    (360) 479-0243
  • DSHS
    1-877-501-2233
  • Go On The Mission
    (360) 692-2231
  • Habitat For Humanity
    (360) 479-3853
  • Helpline House
    (206) 842-7621
  • Hula Helping Hands
    (360) 479-3853
  • Institute for Family Development
    (360) 377-6311
  • Let’s Work Together
    (360) 377-2408
  • Miles ABA Services
    (909) 725-5899
  • Salvation Army
    (360) 373-5550
  • Senior Information & Assistance
    (360) 337-5700
  • South Kitsap Helpline
    (360) 876-4089
  • St. Vincent De Paul
    (360) 377-2929
  • United Way-Kitsap County
    (360) 377-8505

3537 Anderson Hill Rd
P.O. Box 748
Silverdale WA 98383 USA

+1 (360) 692 9818

Central Kitsap Food Bank does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.