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What can you Buy with SNAP Benefits 2023?

SNAP benefits, or food stamps, can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and other healthy food items. (Photo: stock.adobe)
SNAP benefits, or food stamps, can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and other healthy food items. (Photo: stock.adobe)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is called food stamps and is designed to help families access food and eat healthy meals. The program can be used to buy different food items and other necessities.

SNAP benefits can be used to buy the following food items:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Dairy products
  • Meat, poultry, and fish
  • Bread and cereals
  • Snack foods
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Seeds and plants

Also Read: What Will Be the Maximum SNAP EBT Benefit in 2023 for Food Stamps? 

The program would also greatly help struggling mothers or parents. The SNAP benefits can also buy store-brand baby food and formula. The store-brand formulas cost up to 50% less than the branded ones but meet the same FDA standards. Marca revealed buying store-brand baby formula can help you save $64 a month.

The payment of SNAP benefits is sent through the EBT card, where the funds are loaded monthly. Recipients of the benefits can use the EBT card at a SNAP-authorized store, where it is debited to reimburse the store for the purchased items. The number of funds will depend on the state’s guidelines.

Struggling parents or mothers can use their SNAP benefits to buy store-brand baby food and formula.

Struggling parents or mothers can use their SNAP benefits to buy store-brand baby food and formula. (Photo: Low Income Relief)

SNAP Benefits’ Temporary Increase is Set to Expire

Last year, the SNAP benefits were temporarily increased due to the impacts of COVID-19. However, the USDA said the temporary increase is set to expire after February.

Some states have announced the temporary increase has ended even before the set expiration date. Governor Greg Abbott said all SNAP benefits would revert to their pre-pandemic amount of at least $95 by February 28. Other states that have already ended their emergency allotment include Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wyoming. Meanwhile, the remaining states will end the emergency allotment on March 2023.

Read More: California: 2023 Changes in Food Stamps Changes 

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