The Fresh Bucks Public Lottery Application opens Monday October 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Eligible Seattle residents can apply to receive monthly (food credit) benefits in 2022.
For more information, visit https://www.seattlefreshbucks.org/
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About Fresh Bucks: Fresh Bucks is a healthy food program that helps Seattle residents afford the fruits and vegetables they need to thrive. Fresh Bucks is funded by the City of Seattle, including Seattle’s Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT). The SBT promotes public health by reducing the sales and consumption of sugary drinks and investing the tax revenue in healthy food programs designed to reach communities most impacted by food insecurity.
Submit A Public Lottery Application (Link here: Application)
The Public Lottery application opens on October 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Between October 11, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. and October 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., you can apply online or over the phone for Fresh Bucks benefits. Benefits can be spent on fruit and vegetable purchases at participating Seattle retailers in 2022. (See Where to shop below)
All eligible, unduplicated applications received within the Public Lottery application period will be entered into a public lottery. Your chances of being selected in the lottery are the same whether you apply online or over the phone.
October 11–29, 2021 Public Lottery Application Period
December 2021 All Applicants Notified of Applicant Status
To Submit an Application, You Need the Following Information:
- Number of people in your household
- Total household income
- Current home address
- Your voucher ID number (for current Fresh Bucks customers only)
- Anyone can apply to receive Fresh Bucks benefits.
- When you submit an application, you will receive an instant response letting you know if you are eligible.
- You are Eligible for Fresh Bucks Benefits if:
- You live within the Seattle city limits (check here) and
- Your household income is at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI).
1 > $63,350
2 > $72,400
3 > $81,450
4 > $90,500
Public Lottery Application
Recognizing that not all eligible households are served through our network of community-based enrollment partners, we also offer a public lottery application. All eligible, unduplicated applications received within the public lottery application period are entered into a computer-generated randomized selection process led by a third party. Each applicant is assigned an “unfiltered” randomized ranking between 1 and the total number of applicants. (For example, in a lottery with 10,000 applicants, each applicant is randomly assigned a number between 1 and 10,000.) We enroll Public Lottery applicants in order of randomized ranking as available budget allows.
Where to shop: https://www.seattlefreshbucks.org/where-to-shop/?location=Seattle&radius=10
2020 Impact Report: HERE
Arrowhead Gardens residents can contact Kellie Rogers for assistance