What You Can Buy with SNAP

Households CAN use SNAP to buy unprepared food. 

Food for the household to eat, such as: 

  • Breads and cereals
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meats, fish and poultry
  • Dairy products 
  • Plants and seeds to grow food  

What You Cannot Buy with SNAP 

Households CANNOT use SNAP to buy: 

  • Prepared items (hot foods and food that can be eaten in the store)
  • Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, or tobacco
  • Non-food items: 
    • Pet food
    • Soap
    • Paper products
    • Cleaning supplies
  • Vitamins and medicines
  • Personal hygiene items, such as shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, cosmetics