Provided you received SNAP benefits, you can use your electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, to buy any of the following comprehensive list of snap eligible foods and items stated in this post. Not all types of food and food items are eligible for SNAP purchases. That is why we have compiled what you can buy with food stamps/EBT/SNAP, as released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
It might interest you to know where you can buy SNAP eligible foods with your EBT card. Just read our previous articles on Grocery Stores That Accept EBT/Food Stamps/SNAP and as well, Gas Stations That Accept EBT/Food Stamps/SNAP.
You can check below for eligible food items you can purchase at Walmart stores, using your EBT card.
Comprehensive list of Snap Eligible Foods and Items
- Bread and cereal
- Dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese, etc.)
- Seafood (fish, shellfish, etc.)
- Ice Cream & Popsicles
- Fresh, Frozen and Canned Fruits
- Red Meat (steak, ground beef, ribs, etc.)
- Candy (Snickers, M&M’s, etc.)
- Fresh, Frozen and Canned Vegetables
- Seeds, Nuts, and Plants
- Bakery Items (cake, brownies, cookies, etc.)
- Poultry (chicken breast, chicken thighs, chicken drumsticks, turkey breast, etc.)
- Pork products (pork chops, pork tenderloin, bacon, pork sausage, etc.)
- Cooking Oils (olive oil, vegetable oil, coconut oil, etc.)
- Soft Drinks & Energy Drinks (Pepsi, Sprite, Red Bull, etc.)
- Snack Crackers and Chips (Doritos, Wheat Thins, Ritz Crackers, etc.)
- Nutrition and Dietary Supplements (Slimfast, Muscle Milk, Ensure, some store brands).
- Seeds and Plants (Fruit trees, flaxseed, alfalfa seed, and nasturtium seeds; any edible or food-producing seeds or plants).
Items Can’t You Buy with Food Stamps/EBT/SNAP?
According to the USDA, you are not allowed to purchase the following items with your SNAP benefits:
- Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, or tobacco
- Vitamins or medicines
- Hot foods
- Any nonfood items including household supplies, soaps, paper products, cosmetics, grooming items, and pet food such as dog food, cat food, etc.
- Yeast tablets
- Food that will be eaten in the store
- Fertilizer and insecticides.
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Furthermore it’s an offence to buy any prepared or hot foods that are to be eaten on-premises, like at restaurants, fast food places, and in-store cafes. Excpet you have the Restaurant Meals Program benefits, which provides prepared food for the elderly, disabled, and homeless through participating fast food restaurants.
In conclucion, anything that does not have a Nutrition Information or Nutrition Facts label and as well items that are not found in the list of snap eligible foods and items, as stated by the USDA, is therefore not eligible for purchase with EBT cards/food stamps.