When receiving New Jersey SNAP benefits you are given an Electronic Benefit Transfer card. Your New Jersey EBT card allows you to purchase food items from an approved items list 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 food stamps, we also provide a list of items that are not approved to buy with your NJ EBT card. If you need to find out how much is on your EBT card, check New Jersey food stamp balance.
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 an energy drink as a supplement it is not eligible to purchase with your New Jersey SNAP benefits. Live animals may not be purchased with SNAP benefits in New Jersey.