Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program beneficiaries may shop at grocery shops for a variety of things using their assistance.
Vegetables, fruits, chicken, dairy products, bread, grains, seeds, and crops that generate food can all be purchased at grocery stores with SNAP benefits. The Department of Human Services advises that SNAP payments may now be used to buy non-alcoholic drinks and snacks in addition to food.
But certain items may not be bought with SNAP benefits, including alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, vitamins, dietary supplements, cooked or hot meals, animals that are alive, some shellfish, fish taken out of the water, and animals that have been killed before pickup.
The benefits of SNAP can be used at a variety of grocery stores, like Giant, Aldi, and Amazon. Numerous Safeway locations also take SNAP benefits, although the specific locations will determine which locations accept benefits.