With SNAP benefits:

You can buy any food item except alcohol or prepared meals sold hot and ready to eat.

You can even buy seeds or plants for growing food.

For a complete list of what you can buy with your Bay State Access EBT Card, click here.

With cash benefits:

Anything you need, except:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Court-ordered fees, fines, bail or bail bonds
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Gambling
  • Lottery tickets
  • Jewelry
  • Adult-oriented entertainment material
  • Recreational marijuana

You can even pay your rent or utility bills, purchase money orders, and buy food.

"what you cannot buy with Massachusetts EBT Card"