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What Foods are Eligible for Purchase with Food Assistance?
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WHAT FOODS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PURCHASE WITH FOOD ASSISTANCE?
 
Households CAN use food assistance benefits to buy:
  • Foods for the household to eat, such as:
    • breads and cereals
    • fruits and vegetables
    • meats, fish and poultry; and
    • dairy products
  • Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat
Households CANNOT use food stamp benefits to buy:
  • Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco
  • Any nonfood items, such as:
    • pet foods;
    • soaps, paper products; and
    • household supplies
  • Vitamins and medicines
  • Food that will be eaten in the store
  • Hot foods