When receiving SNAP benefits you are given a EBT card that allows you to purchase food at locations that accept food stamps. The aim of the program is to provide nutritious foods to eligible low income individuals and families. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) manages the SNAP program and has a strict guideline for what you can purchase using your EBT card. This is to make sure that your food stamps are being used to buy nutritious foods. As a general rule you can use your EBT food stamps to buy any food item that is not hot when sold, or food that is sold to be eaten in the store, for example restaurant food. To view a list of eligible food stamp items you can buy with your EBT card, select your state below.