When receiving Pennsylvania SNAP benefits you are given an Electronic Benefit Transfer card. Your Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania food stamps, we also provide a list of items that are not approved to buy with your PA EBT card. If you need to find out how much is on your EBT card, check Pennsylvania food stamp balance.
Soft drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers, and ice cream are considered food item, which are eligible for purchase with your Pennsylvania SNAP benefits. Seafood, steak, and bakery cakes are also considered food items and also can be purchased with your Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania SNAP benefits. Live animals may not be purchased with SNAP benefits in Pennsylvania.