If your store wants to accept or redeem Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits from customers, you must register the store with the federal SNAP Benefits Program.


Apply to accept SNAP benefits.

By Phone

  • Agency: United States Department of Agriculture
  • Division: Food and Nutrition Services
  • Phone Number: (877) 823-4369
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

SNAP benefits can be used to buy:

  • Food or food products
  • Seeds to grow vegetables and plants that provide food, such as basil or tomatoes
  • Baby formula, diabetic and diet foods
  • Edible items used in preparing or preserving food, such as spices, herbs, pectin, and shortening
  • Water and ice labeled for human consumption
  • Snack foods

SNAP benefits cannot be used to buy:

  • Prepared hot foods in grocery stores or any prepared food (hot or cold) meant to be eaten at the store
  • Alcoholic beverages or tobacco
  • Cleaning products, paper products, toiletries, or cooking utensils
  • Pet supplies
  • Items for food preservation such as canning jars or lids, freezer containers, or food wrapping paper
  • Medicines, vitamins, or minerals
  • Items for gardening, such as fertilizer or peat moss

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