Can I buy Baby Food/Infant Formula with my SNAP benefits?

unemployed_questionA) Yes, you can use your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase baby food and infant formula. In fact, these items are specifically included in the list of SNAP-eligible foods. You can use your SNAP benefits to purchase any baby food or infant formula that is intended for infants under one year of age. Additionally, some states allow the purchase of baby food for children up to two years of age if they are considered “infants” by the manufacturer.

You can use your SNAP Benefits to buy baby food.  This includes infant formula, cereals, breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables, meats, fish and poultry, dairy products. You can also use your benefits to buy seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.

Please Note: You CANNOT use SNAP Benefits to buy beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco; nonfood items, such as pet foods, soaps, paper products and household supplies; vitamins and medicines; food that will be eaten in the store; and hot foods.

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