Does Aldi accept SNAP EBT Food Stamps?

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With more than 2,000 stores in 36 states, Aldi is one of the largest grocery chains in the United States. As with most grocery chains, Aldi customers who qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can use their SNAP EBT cards to purchase food from participants. Locations.

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All Aldi locations accept SNAP EBT cards for payment, the company said on its website. SNAP/EBT is available for purchase in-store or online, with delivery or curbside pickup options.

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SNAP is a federal program for families who need financial assistance to buy food. Eligible consumers previously paid with food stamps, but now use reloadable EBT debit cards. Although SNAP is part of the United States Department of Agriculture, the program itself is run at the state level. Different states have different rules, so check with the appropriate agency in your state to find out how the program works and when your EBT card needs to be topped up.

Aldi also allows SNAP customers to purchase non-SNAP products, although they will need to pay for them separately with cash or debit card.

According to the USDA, you can use your EBT card to purchase most food items, including the following:

  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Meat, poultry and fish.
  • Dairy products.
  • Breads and cereals.
  • Other foods such as snack foods and soft drinks.
  • Seeds and plants that produce food to eat.

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Among the items you cannot buy with the EBT card: alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, vitamins, medicines, supplements, pet food, cleaning products, paper products and cosmetics.

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