When receiving EBT food stamps from the SNAP program you are given a debit card to make your purchases. Each month your state refills the balance through the Electronic Benefits Transfer system onto your EBT card so you can continue using your food stamps to purchase groceries needed for you and your family. It is important to know the current balance on your EBT card at any time of the month so that you do not run out prior to the next refill. Each state may have a different method, either by calling a phone number or checking your EBT card balance online. To find out this process, select your state below.