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Does Target accept EBT Card for Food Stamps?

It’s 2014 and it’s hard to imagine that there is any grocery store or supermarket that does not accept food stamps. This is because there are more than 46 million people on SNAP benefits – with many states having more than 20% of the households on food stamps or some form of public food assistance program. As we have explained in our recent post on the topic, most grocery stores and corner stores do take EBT card and farmers markets are beginning to get into taking them, even though they are used to taking only cash.

Does Target accept EBT Card or Food Stamps?

"Does Target accept EBT Card for Food Stamps?"

The answer is yes, Target accepts the card in all their store across the United States (Target operates 1,683 stores in 48 states, including 239 SuperTarget stores). Remember that you can only buy food that is approved for EBT purchases. So, the fact that Target accepts SNAP benefits only means that you can only buy the foods that are allowed under the program.

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If you do not have a Target store near you or want to find other stores in your area that accept food stamps, visit this page. Here is the list of foods you can buy with your food assistance card:

Eligible Foods You can buy with EBT?

Here is a list of food items approved by the United States Department of Agriculture for EBT Cardholders. We have also included the list of prohibited items.

"food stamps list of eligible items"

We hope this post was helpful. Were you able to use your card at Target? Tell us about your experience below. If you were able to use it in other stores successfully, tell us about it below.

Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.

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