Basic Food Benefits (SNAP)

The Coronavirus Relief Act (HR 133) implemented on January 16, 2021 temporarily expands eligibility for the Basic Food program, also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Basic Food provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of people who are low-income so they can purchase healthy food.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Have $0 expected family contribution (EFC) as determined on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    or
  • Be eligible for Work Study and are enrolled at least half-time, even if you are not currently working in a position

Basic Food, Employment and Training (BFET)

If you have questions and would like assistance with the application for Basic Food, or if you have other basic needs, contact our campus Workforce Navigator Steve Boyer at sboyer@lowercolumbia.edu.

To request documentation regarding your financial aid award, contact the Financial Aid Office

The BFET program at LCC provides academic, financial, and career support to students and helps  students maintain their food benefits while going to college. The BFET program can also qualify students for childcare assistance while they are attending classes. Learn more about BFET here: https://lowercolumbia.edu/bfet/index.php

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Do I Qualify?

Take a survey to see if you quality for BFET or other services. It's short, free and anonymous. If you pre-quality, you can sign up for planning workshops. Click the image to take the survey:Start Next Quarter


 Apply for BFET

Complete the application, attend an information session, and get help with related services.


Contact Workforce Education

  Dani Trimble, Director of Workforce Programs & Career Services

   (360) 442-2622
  dtrimble@lowercolumbia.edu

  Stefanee Bunn, Program Manager, Work First

   (360) 442-2541
  sbunn@lowercolumbia.edu

  Steven Boyer, Workforce Navigator

   (360) 442-2335
  sboyer@lowercolumbia.edu

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