The Complete Eats project at Spokane Regional Health District works to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income consumers who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by linking education with incentives at the point of purchase.
The work of this program is important as there are many reasons why fruits
and vegetables might not make it into a person’s diet when budgets are tight. Complete Eats is available to those utilizing SNAP/Basic Food/EBT for purchase of more fruits and vegetables. Complete Eats programs are available in farmers markets and grocery stores.
Participating health providers, community health workers, and community nutritionists can also give individuals a prescription for fruits and vegetables. These Fruit and Vegetable Prescriptions can be used to buy fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets or any Safeway store in Washington. To qualify for a Fruit and Vegetable Prescription, a person must be a current SNAP/EBT client and be a patient at a participating clinic site.
With a Fruit and Vegetable Prescription, individuals can buy any variety of fresh, canned or frozen fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables purchased with a prescription voucher cannot contain added fats, sugars, or salt (sodium). Washington State Department of Health, Spokane Regional Health District, and other organizations across Washington state are working together on Complete Eats to make fruits and vegetables more affordable and easy to buy.
Complete Eats is funded through a U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant.
If a person uses SNAP/EBT, he or she can get bonus
savings on fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets. Here's how it works:
Go to the markets’ info booth:
Over 70 farmers markets offer bonus EBT tokens, and farmers market match programs vary across the state. To find a farmers market near you, please click here.
Follow this link to learn more about farmers market incentives and the Spokane WIC Program.
In select stores, Safeway offers rebates and discounts at the checkout on a
variety of fresh, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables with no added fats,
sugars, or salt (sodium). To receive a rebate or discount, customers must make a
qualifying purchase of fruits and vegetables using their SNAP/EBT benefits.
Follow this link to learn more about SNAP Incentives.