Last Updated on November 24, 2022 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), an electronic system that allows a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to pay for food with SNAP benefits. Participants purchase food at SNAP-authorized retail stores. In this article, we will figure out whether Publix take EBT and WIC?
For more information, EBT Cards, Food Stamps, and WIC are there to help low-income people provide food for their family. Besides EBT, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, And Children (WIC), provides federal grants for states for supplemental food, health care referrals, nutrition education, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, or non-breastfeeding postpartum mothers, as well as infants and children under 5 years old who are at nutritional risk.
What is Publix?
Publix, a major grocery chain in the US, participates in both the Electronic Benefits Transfer program (EBT), and the WIC program. Publix accepts EBT cards at all stores through self-checkout and the regular checkout lane. Grocery Dive says that the grocer accepts EBT online orders via Instacart.
These are the top-selling (and most eligible) items that use EBT cards at Publix.
- Baby formula
- Baby food
- Bread and other bakery products
- All kinds of cereals.
- All types of dairy products, including yogurt, milk, and cheese.
- Energy drinks with nutritional labels
- Frozen dinners.
- Protein bars are allowed as long as they have a nutritional label.
EBT cards can be used in the same way as a debit or credit card to make an in-store payment. You have the option to order groceries online and pick up your EBT card.
Tip on Buying Food Using EBT Cards
Open your cart and then tap the green Checkout button to make your Publix purchase online. Next, enter your credit card or debit card information and your pickup time. Next, enter your EBT card information. Click Edit to choose how much you want to pay with your EBT cards. Click Place Order to confirm the payment method. To confirm your order, enter your PIN from EBT to verify it.