How to Access Your Food Stamps and What You Can Buy 

When Food Stamps are Available

Food Stamp benefits are automatcially added to your Food Stamp EBT account if your application is approved. 

For every month that you receve Food Stamps benefits, your benefits will be automatically deposited into your EBT account based on the first letter of your last name. Food Stamp benefits will be available on your assigned day even if it's a holiday or weekend. 

Last Name Starts With      
A-G
 H-O
 P-Z
Date Available
5th
 11th
 15th

Buying Groceries - How to Use Food Stamps (EBT Card)

You can use your EBT card like a debit card at most stores that sell food.

Keep your receipt to show the amount of your purchase and the amount of money left in your EBT account and for your records in case there are questions or problems with your account. 

What You Can Buy with Food Stamps

Households CAN us Food Stamps to buy unprepared food. 

Food for the household to eat, such as: 

What You Cannot Buy with Food Stamps 

Hoseholds CANNOT use Food Stamps to buy: 

Avoid Food Stamp Trafficking 

Tranding or selling your food stamps or your card for cash, non eligible items, or services is known as "trafficking" and is illegal. 

Selling or trading your food stamps or the EBT card could result in the loss of your benefits and criminal penalties,