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Fresh Bucks Application Status

Enter your reference number below to check your application status. Reference numbers appeared after you submitted a Fresh Bucks application and are included in your confirmation email.

Fresh Bucks Application Information

The application period is now closed.

The Fresh Bucks application for 2022 benefits closed on October 29, 2021. Fresh Bucks does not take applications year-round. Please visit this website for information about the next application cycle.

All Fresh Bucks Public Lottery applicants were entered into a random lottery. Applicants who were not selected through the lottery process are on a waitlist. If additional space is made available, Fresh Bucks will enroll waitlist applicants to the program in order of lottery number and notify applicants by mail. For additional information, view our Frequently Asked Questions.

2021 Application Timeline

July 26–October 10
Community-Based Enrollment

October 11–29
Public Lottery Application Period

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 Fresh Bucks Card number (for current Fresh Bucks customers only)

Am I Eligible?

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:

  1. You live within the Seattle city limits (check here) and
  2. Your household income is at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI).
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Meet our Customers

“Eating fruits and vegetables helps my children stay healthy. Fresh Bucks helps me and my family buy what we didn’t have before.”
—Yeni, Fresh Bucks Customer

Our Approach to Program Enrollment

Community-Based Enrollment

Fresh Bucks aims to eliminate racial disparities in access to healthy foods. We do this by partnering with local community-based organizations and health clinics who work with historically underserved communities most impacted by food insecurity and diet-related chronic disease to enroll eligible people to receive Fresh Bucks benefits.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I know if you have received my application?
As soon as you submit your online application, a confirmation page and reference number will appear on the screen. The reference number serves as your confirmation that Fresh Bucks received your application. You will also receive a confirmation email including your reference number at the email address submitted in your application.

How will I know if my application has been selected from the public lottery?
All applicants will be notified of their application status by mail. Application status letters will be mailed by December 31, 2021.

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