Does Ralphs Accept EBT/SNAP? EBT Payment Policy Explained

Does Ralphs accept EBT? Most Ralphs supermarkets accept EBT. Recipients of federal benefits should be able to make purchases using an EBT card at Ralphs — a popular Southern California grocery store chain. But, you may want to double-check with your preferred location before heading out to go shopping.

Does Ralphs Take EBT?

Ralphs is a SNAP-approved retailer and takes EBT for in-store purchases at most of its store locations, according to the USDA’s retailer locator for SNAP- and EBT-approved merchants. It does not generally accept EBT for online delivery or pick-up orders. But, you may want to confirm with your nearest Ralphs grocery store before showing up to shop.

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards allow you to use federal assistance funds to pay for approved items at eligible stores. EBT cards function like a debit card. Federal funds typically fall into two broad categories:

  • Food-related expenses provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Cash benefits provided by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and various other state-based assistance programs

Ralphs is a Southern California supermarket chain owned by Kroger. You can use SNAP benefits to buy food items at grocery stores like Ralphs and others listed in our article: Grocery Stores That Accept EBT/Food Stamps/SNAP. If you also have cash benefits, you can get cash back on your purchases, as long as the retailer accepts EBT.

In Summary

Most Ralphs grocery store locations take EBT, but — before making a trip — you may want to confirm with your local Ralphs.

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  • Nance Parry says:

    Ralphs will accept EBT cards inside the store, but not if you order online for pick up or delivery. FYI

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
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      Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Nance! We have updated our research to include this information.