Do you think Food Stamp purchases should be allowed for this list of items? Or do you think the list should be very limited and only allow for the basics for survival to encourage people to get a J-O-B and buy the food they want…with their own money?! I think there is too much liberty given and therefore there is no motivation to get off Food Stamps!
What foods can customers buy with SNAP food stamps?
Customers can use SNAP food stamps to buy any food item except food that is hot when sold, or food that is sold to be eaten in the store like restaurant food. Eligible food items include:
*any food products or ingredients used to prepare meals at home
*cold prepared sandwiches, salads, and other deli items
*ethnic and health foods
*snack foods, candy, soda, and ice
Customers can use SNAP food stamps to buy seeds or plants that they will grow to produce food for their household.
Customers cannot use SNAP food stamps to buy non-food items like alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, vitamins or medicines, pet foods, soap, cosmetics, laundry products, paper goods, or other household products.
For more details about eligible food items, including additional information about “junk” food, luxury items, energy drinks, and holiday food items, see Eligible Food Items on the USDA web site.
via SNAP Food Stamps: Store Owner’s Guide.