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Does Trader Joe's accept EBT cards?

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As of June 2014, all Trader Joe's locations accept EBT cards. Contact a local Trader Joe's store to confirm that it accepts EBT, and use the USDA Food and Nutrition Service "SNAP Retailer Locator" to find participating stores.

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EBT, also known as SNAP benefits, is a government-sponsored public service that delivers funds specifically for food items. Eligible food purchases include vegetables, meats, dairy products and fruits. Noneligible items include alcohol, tobacco and all nonfood items. Apply for an EBT card by contacting a local SNAP office. Each state has its own EBT application. As of October 2014, 41 states provide online EBT applications.

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