IOWA EBT Food List - Buy Food With IA EBT Card


The following list below shows foods that are eligible and non eligible that you can buy with your IOWA EBT Card. The SNAP program provides a food list overview that can be purchased with your Electronic Benefits Transfer debit card in IOWA. If there are any issues or questions about the food stamp program in IOWA then you can contact the SNAP department in your state. If you want to find your EBT Card Balance online because you have an EBT Card in IOWA then check the following link. IOWA EBT Card Balance


Eligible Foods You Can Buy With A EBT Card In IOWA

  • - Meats, poultry and fish
  • - Cereals & Breads
  • - Fruits and vegetables
  • - Plants or seeds that produce food to eat
  • - Dairy products
Non Eligible EBT Benefits Household Food items:
  • - Vitamins and medicines
  • - Cigarettes or tobacco
  • - Beer, wine, liquor
  • - Food that will be eaten in the store
  • - Hot foods
  • - Non foods like:
    • - Soaps and paper products
    • - Pet foods
    • - Household supplies
Additional IOWA EBT Food List
  • - Seafood, steak, and bakery cakes are also food items and are therefore eligible items
  • - Energy drinks that have a nutrition facts label are eligible foods
  • - Soft drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers, ice cream are food items and are eligible items
  • - Energy drinks with supplement label are classified by the FDA as supplements are not eligible
  • - Live animals may not be purchased with SNAP benefits