Can I buy bottled water with SNAP benefits?

unemployed_questionA) Yes, you can buy bottled water with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits. In fact, SNAP benefits can be used to purchase any food or beverage product intended for human consumption, including bottled water.

The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) defines eligible food items for SNAP as “any food or food product for home consumption and also includes seeds and plants which produce food for consumption by SNAP households.” This definition includes bottled water, as it is intended for human consumption.

It’s important to note that there are certain items that are not eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits, such as alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, vitamins, supplements, and hot foods prepared for immediate consumption. However, bottled water is an eligible item that can be purchased with SNAP benefits at participating retailers.


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