What Is SNAP/EBT?

SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as “Food Stamps,” a federally-funded program that helps 46 million low-income and working-class Americans put food on their tables each month.

SNAP provides assistance to families with gross income levels at or below 130% of the federal poverty line, or $24,089 for a family of three.

EBT, which stands for Electronic Benefit Transfer, is a plastic card that looks and works like a debit card. EBT cards are used at over 200,000 retailers throughout the country, allowing participants to spend their SNAP benefits on food items without the stigma of the paper “food stamps.”