What Can I Buy With New Jersey Food Stamps

When receiving New Jersey SNAP benefits you are given an Electronic Benefit Transfer card. Your New Jersey EBT card allows you to purchase eligible food stamp items for your household. In some areas, restaurants can be authorized to accept New Jersey SNAP benefits from qualified homeless, elderly, or disabled people in exchange for low-cost meals. Below we provide a list of eligible items you can buy with your New Jersey EBT account, we also provide a list of items that are not approved to buy with your New Jersey SNAP benefits. If you are receiving food stamps and need to know your available balance, check New Jersey food stamp balance.

Eligible Food Stamp Items You Can Buy With New Jersey EBT Card

  • Meats, Fish and Poultry
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Breads and Cereals
  • Dairy Products
  • Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat

Food Items You Cannot Buy With New Jersey Food Stamps

  • Beer, Wine, Liquor
  • Cigarettes or Tobacco
  • Any Nonfood Items Such As Pet Foods
  • Soaps, Paper Products
  • Household Supplies
  • Vitamins and Medicines
  • Food That Will Be Eaten In Store
  • Hot Foods

Additional Information - Purchase With Your New Jersey EBT Card

Soft drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers, and ice cream are considered food item, which are eligible for purchase with your New Jersey SNAP benefits. Seafood, steak, and bakery cakes are also considered food items and also can be purchased with your New Jersey food stamps. Energy drinks that have a nutrition facts label are eligible foods, but if the FDA classifieds energy drinks as a supplement it is not eligible to purchase with your New Jersey SNAP benefits. Live animals may not be purchased with SNAP benefits.

If this does not answer your question about eligible food stamp items to buy with your New Jersey EBT card then contact the local state department. People have asked if they can buy items such as dog food, baby formula, vitamins, baby food, protein powder and other items. In these cases we suggest you contact your local state food stamp department to verify if they allow you to buy them with your New Jersey EBT card or not.

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