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Food Stamps: Can I buy my kids Easter baskets with my EBT card?

Some parents will have the option to use food stamps and their EBT cards when it comes to giving Easter baskets this weekend.

grocery store aisle filled with food stamp eligible items you can buy with an EBT card

Millions of children who come from families that receive food stamps are anxiously awaiting the Easter Bunny’s arrival this Sunday.

Parents can choose to use their food stamps to purchase Easter basket goods.

Target will soon join bigger companies like Walmart and Amazon with letting people use EBT cards online.

This won’t happen until later in the month.


Americans that collect SNAP may be eligible for a second set of benefits

How do I use food stamps to buy Easter baskets?

EBT cards are used to purchase healthy food options for families in need of assistance.

You’ll need to check what’s in an Easter basket if you want to use an EBT card to purchase it.

Usually, the basket will have some contents that can be bought using food stamps.

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Some stores will go as far as labeling baskets that can be purchased with an EBT card.

Walmart and Target are the most common stores to do this.

It is also possible to purchase items for your own Easter basket.


The following items can be purchased with food stamps

  • Chocolate
  • Candy
  • Soda
  • Juice
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Baby food
  • Meat
  • Cereal
  • Fruit and vegetables
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