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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Benefits

What You Can Buy With Nutritional Assistance

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Households can use food stamps to buy any food or food product for human consumption, as well as seeds and plants for use in home gardens to produce food.

Households cannot use food stamps to buy:

  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco.
  • Lunch counter items or foods to be eaten in the store.
  • Vitamins or medicines.
  • Pet foods.
  • Any non-food items such as soaps, paper products and grooming items. As noted above, you can buy certain seeds and plants.

Restaurants can be authorized to accept food stamps from qualified people who are homeless, elderly, or disabled people in exchange for low-cost meals.

Food stamps cannot be exchanged for cash.

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