You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).

Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.

Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.

Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?

People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.

I have been on food stamps before! (Fun fact about me) You know what ELSE you cannot buy with food stamps? PREPARED FOODS. So you’re like “Some hot wings from the deli would be delicious I just got my monthly deposit I can splurge a little right now!” and you can’t do it you can only get the raw meat and other stuff to make it yourself.

An EBT card is not some magical credit card from which you get shitloads of free government money to spend willy nilly at Disney and casinos. You barely get enough money to buy the absolute minimum amount of food needed in a month from the regular grocery store.