Things You Should Know About SNAP

Millions of Americans have been benefitting from food programs for decades. Having enough funds to purchase the right amount of food and groceries is crucial for any family to get the proper nutrition they need. With the SNAP program readily available to any person in need, there’s really no excuse why you and your family shouldn’t get easy access to food and groceries.

What is SNAP?

Formerly known as the Food Stamp program, the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) aims to provide low-income individuals or families with enough funds to purchase food and groceries that they otherwise can’t afford.

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Things You Can or Can’t Buy With SNAP Funds

Before you purchase your first set of groceries with your new EBT SNAP card, make sure to educate yourself beforehand on the items you may or may not purchase. As the program’s name suggests, SNAP is designed to provide you and your family with the proper nutrition you need, and, of course, this excludes food and groceries that are considered non-essential to your nutritional needs.

First off, here are the stuff you can purchase with your SNAP funds:

  • Breads and cereals
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Dairy products
  • Meats, fish, pork, chicken
  • Seeds and plants that can be grown at home to produce food

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