Millions of Americans receive food stamps to help provide food for their families, but how can they spend them?
The pandemic has created many innovative ways for Americans to obtain food, ranging from curbside pick up to delivery services in the mail.
While these are great options for getting food in the middle of a pandemic, SNAP has limitations on how people can use their EBT cards and food stamps.
Most grocery and convenience stores accept EBT cards, but you may not use the card to purchase prepared hot foods from grocery stores.
Online delivery services and food stamps
Popular delivery service programs that cannot be used include Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Home Chef. This is because they come with partially prepared foods.
If a company wants to be used by EBT card holders they can apply for approval from the USDA.
Top Box Foods has done this, so cardholders can use food stamps to purchase from them.
Online grocery orders can be completed so food is delivered to your home as well.
Participating retailers who accept food stamps online include
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