Are there any restrictions on Food Stamp purchases?

Food Stamp benefits can only be used to buy food and food products including seeds and plants to grow food. Food Stamp benefits cannot be used to purchase:

  • Alcohol;
  • Tobacco;
  • Hot prepared foods;
  • Foods prepared to be immediately eaten;
  • Vitamins, medicine, supplements; or
  • Non-food items such as paper products, soap, or pet food.

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