What can I buy with Food and Nutrition Benefits?

Any food for the household, such as:

  • Fruits and vegetables;
  • Meat, poultry, and fish;
  • Dairy products;
  • Breads and cereals;
  • Other foods such as snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages; and
  • Seeds and plants, which produce food for the household to eat.

Households CANNOT use  benefits to buy:

  • Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, or tobacco
  • Vitamins, medicines, and supplements. If an item has a Supplement Facts label, it is considered a supplement and is not eligible for SNAP purchase.
  • Live animals (except shellfish, fish removed from water, and animals slaughtered prior to pick-up from the store).
  • Foods that are hot at the point of sale
  • Any nonfood items such as:
    - Pet foods  
    - Cleaning supplies, paper products, and other household supplies.
    - Hygiene items, cosmetics

Show All Answers

1. What are Food and Nutrition benefits?
2. Do I qualify for Food and Nutrition benefits?
3. How do I apply for Food and Nutrition benefits?
4. What can I buy with Food and Nutrition Benefits?
5. When will my Food and Nutrition benefits go into my account?
6. When will I receive my EBT card?
7. How to I obtain a personal identification number (PIN) and activate my EBT Card?
8. What is the EBT Customer Service Number?
9. Who do I contact if my EBT card is lost or damaged?