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Food stamps: What stores can I use SNAP benefits at?

Millions of Americans throughout the country use the SNAP benefit program, formerly known as food stamps. But where can they shop?

grocery aisle filled with food stamp SNAP benefit eligible foods

The SNAP program was created in 1933 to help Americans struggling to afford food.

According to, 1 in 7 Americans is on food stamps.

EBT cards are the commonly used form of food stamp payment, and every month they’re reloaded with benefits.

Income limits explained

Most major supermarkets accept food stamps, including

  • Albertsons
  • Aldi
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Costco
  • City Market
  • Food Lion
  • Harris Teeter
  • Kroger
  • Market Basket
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Publix
  • Safeway
  • Schwan’s Fine Food
  • Sprouts
  • Save A Lot
  • Target
  • Stop & Shop
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart

Payment schedule for every state

In 2022 the monthly allotment for benefits was raised by around $36 per person.

Most states have a maximum of $835 per month for a family of 4.

In Alaska the max for a family of 4 is $1,667, in Hawaii it’s $1,573, Guam is $1,231, and the Virgin Islands is $1,074.

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