The Department of Health and Safeway last week kicked off Complete Eats, a program that makes fruits and vegetables more affordable for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program customers.
Complete Eats rewards customers who purchase fruits and vegetables with SNAP benefits (formerly called Food Stamps) with coupons and rebates.
Complete Eats is now available at all 150 Safeway locations in Washington. Shoppers at Safeway who buy at least $10 worth of qualifying fruits and vegetables using their SNAP card and their Safeway Club Card receive a coupon for $5 off their next purchase.
Complete Eats is scheduled to run for two years and is jointly funded by Safeway and Albertsons and DOH’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant awarded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the USDA.
See www.doh.wa.gov for more information.