Buying Groceries

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

If you know you will need someone to buy your groceries for you because you are ill, because you have no way to get to the store, or for any other reason, ask your local eligibility specialist to explain how you can name a person you trust as your authorized representative.

What You Can Buy with Food Stamps

Food stamp benefits can only be used for food and for plants and seeds to grow food for your household to eat.

Sales tax cannot be charged on items bought with food stamp benefits. Food stamp benefits cannot be used to buy: