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Food stamps: Meal delivery subscriptions and SNAP benefits

Millions of Americans receive food stamps to help provide food for their families, but how can they spend them?

grocery store aisle filled with food stamp SNAP EBT eligible foods

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.

What stores can I use SNAP benefits at?

Online delivery services and food stamps

The USDA has created a pilot program that will allow home meal delivery services to be used with an EBT card.

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.

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Income limits explained

Participating retailers who accept food stamps online include

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • HyVee
  • Publix
  • ShopRite
  • Safeway
  • Walmart
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