What Can You Purchase With an EBT Card?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 6:57:37 AM ET

According to the USDA website, people use the EBT card to purchase food such as meat, breads, cereals, milk, cheese, fruits and vegetables as well as seeds and plants for growing food. Some items, such as birthday cakes and gift baskets, have slightly different requirements.