What Is SNAP?


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, helps people buy enough food each month. People who meet the eligibility requirements receive a monthly SNAP benefit. The SNAP benefit varies from family to family according to income, family size, and available resources. SNAP benefits are placed on the Access Oklahoma electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card. The Access Oklahoma card looks like a credit or debit card and is used in the same way.



The SNAP benefits program is in place to help individuals and/or families to purchase food. You can only buy certain items with SNAP benefits.

The list below is for the state of Oklahoma, other states could have a different variation of this list.


What can you purchase with SNAP benefits?

  • Food items for the household
  • Vegetables (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • Breads and cereals
  • Fruits (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • Meat, fish, and poultry
  • Dairy products
  • Plants and seeds which produce food for the household to eat
What cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits?
  • Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, or tobacco
  • Any nonfood items such as:
    • Pet foods
    • Soaps, paper products
    • Household supplies
    • Vitamins and medicines
  • Food that will be eaten in the store
  • Hot foods

Visit the USDA's SNAP web page for more information.
You also can go to the OKDHS site or call 405-521-3646.

To see if a Farmer's Market accepting SNAP is near you visit:

Farmers Market Map



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