SNAP Eligible Food for 2021-2022
If you’re currently receiving SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps and want to know what food items you can buy with your EBT Card, we can help. In this article, we will provide you with the complete list of SNAP Eligible Food items for 2021-2022.
Any food item included on our list is eligible to be purchased at a grocery store or approved online retailer with your SNAP EBT Card.
In addition, we will also provide you with a list of items that cannot be purchased with your EBT Card and food stamp benefits.
This article will cover:
- List of SNAP Eligible Food Items
- Items not Eligible for SNAP EBT
- SNAP EBT Approved Store Locations
- SNAP EBT Card Frequently Asked Questions
For help with your SNAP EBT Card and what you can and cannot buy with your food stamp benefits, continue reading below.
SNAP Eligible Food for 2021-2022
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides monthly food stamp benefits to eligible low-income households struggling with food insecurity. The goal of the program is to provide low-income households with nutritious food for good health.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for managing the program’s guidelines. That means that they determine which items are eligible to be purchased with your SNAP EBT Card.
To find out what is considered a SNAP Eligible Food Item for 2021-2022, then continue reading below.
What can I buy with Florida EBT card?
If you’ve just been approved for food stamps and were issued a SNAP EBT Card, you are probably wondering what you can buy with your Florida EBT Card.
We will provide the list of eligible food stamp items, including what you can and cannot buy with your Florida SNAP EBT Card.
Florida food stamp benefits can be used to purchase any food EXCEPT heated and prepared foods.
The SNAP Eligible Food Items for 2021-2022 include:
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Meat and Poultry
- Fish and Shellfish
- Dairy Products
- Bread and Cereals
- Snack Items and Soda
- Water and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
- Seeds and Plants
Examples of eligible SNAP EBT Food Items
For your reference, we’ve provided you with a list of specific food items that are eligible to be purchased with your SNAP EBT Card benefits.
Items that can be purchased with SNAP EBT include:
- Snack Crackers
- Energy Drinks (with nutrition label)
- Live seafood – lobster, shrimp, oysters, clams
- Birthday cakes
- Bakery items – donuts, muffins, bagels
- Ice cream and Frozen Yogurt
- Popsicles and Frozen Treats
- Gum and Mints
- Chicken Nuggets
- Bakery Items
What items can I not buy with EBT in Florida?
There are several items that you cannot purchase using your Florida EBT Card food stamp benefits.
These items include:
- Beer, Wine, and Liquor
- Cigarettes and Tobacco
- Vitamins and Supplements
- Medicines and Prescriptions
- Any Item with Supplement Facts label
- Live Animals (except shellfish)
- Pet Food and Supplies
- Cleaning and Household Supplies
- Paper Products
- Personal Hygiene Items and Cosmetics
- Hot Food Items and Prepared Food
Stores that accept Florida EBT Cards Online
In Florida, your SNAP EBT Card and food stamp benefits can be used to purchase groceries online for pick-up or home delivery. This change to the SNAP EBT Program is due to the USDA Online Purchasing Pilot that expanded in 2020 due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
That means you can now shop online with your EBT Card and use your Florida food stamp benefits to purchase groceries online for delivery.
To learn more about how to purchase groceries online with your Florida EBT Card, check out our complete post on how to shop with your Florida EBT Card online.
Can I order groceries online and have my items delivered?
You can purchase groceries online using your Florida EBT card and have them delivered directly to your door.
However, you cannot use your Florida SNAP EBT benefits to pay for any delivery fees associated with your online grocery order. This means that you will be asked to provide an additional method of payment (credit or debit card) to pay for any delivery fees.
For Walmart, their online grocery delivery only applies to customers within a 10-15 mile radius of the physical store.
However, not all Walmart locations participate in delivery. Please check directly with your local Walmart location.
SNAP EBT Card FAQs
Check out our list of answers to the most frequently asked questions about the SNAP EBT Card.
Do Florida farmers’ markets accept food stamps?
Yes, absolutely! Many Florida farmer’s markets accept food stamps and SNAP EBT benefits.
In fact, Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) is a nutrition incentive program that increases the purchasing power of SNAP recipients by doubling their SNAP EBT dollars at farmer’s markets throughout Florida.
This means that if you shop with your Florida EBT Card at farmers’ markets across Florida, you can get double the fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and food products!
FAB doubles your purchase! Want to spend $10 on your SNAP/EBT card? You get an extra $10 for free fresh, Florida produce! No advance sign up necessary.
Fresh Access Bucks is now accepted at over 60 farmers’ markets, produce stands, CSAs, mobile markets, and community grocery outlets across the state!
To learn more about the Fresh Access Bucks program and how to double your SNAP EBT dollars, visit the Feeding Florida website.
Can you buy energy drinks with food stamps?
Yes, your SNAP EBT Card benefits can be used to purchase energy drinks. However, they must contain a nutrition label to be eligible for purchase with your Florida food stamp benefits.
Energy drinks that do not have a nutrition label are not eligible for purchase with SNAP EBT. That is because these items are considered supplements by the USDA. As a result, they are not eligible under the food stamp rules.
Can you buy cold rotisserie chicken with EBT?
Unfortunately, your SNAP EBT Card cannot be used to purchase a cold or hot rotisserie chicken. The USDA SNAP rules prohibit the spending of food stamp benefits on prepared and heated foods.
Can I buy deli food with Florida EBT?
You cannot use your Florida EBT Card tp purchase any prepared or hot food that can be eaten on the store premise.
However, you can purchase deli meats (turkey, ham, salami, etc.) and cheeses, as well as cold, uncooked items from the deli with your Florida EBT Card.
Ask your deli counter for SNAP EBT eligible items before purchasing.
Can you buy a Birthday or Ice Cream cake with FL EBT?
Items such as birthday and other special occasion cakes are eligible for purchase with your Florida food stamp benefits. However, for birthday cake, the value of any non-edible decorations should not exceed 50 percent of the purchase price of the cake.
If they do, then this item will no longer be eligible for purchase with your FL SNAP EBT Card.
Can you buy Vitamins, Supplements, and Power Bars with EBT?
The eligibility of vitamins and supplements, power bars, energy drinks, and other branded products must meet the following guidelines:
- Items that carry a nutrition facts label are eligible foods
- Items that carry a supplement facts label are classified by the FDA as supplements and are therefore NOT eligible
Can I purchase a pumpkin with Florida EBT?
Yes, your Florida EBT Card benefits can be used to purchase a pumpkin that is used for food consumption. However, you cannot use your FL food stamp benefits to purchase pumpkins and gourds that are solely used for ornamental decorations.
Can you buy Pet Food with Florida EBT?
No, you cannot use your Florida EBT benefits to purchase pet food or supplies including dog food, dog treats, cat food, cat litter, or toys.
This is directly from the USDA Website.
If you attempt to use your Florida EBT card to buy pet or dog food, you will be violating the law – which could land you in jail.
SNAP Eligible Food Questions
We hope this article on the SNAP Eligible Food items for 2021-2022 was helpful to you! If you have any additional questions about how and where you can use your Florida food stamp benefits, please let us know in the comments section below.
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