The 44 Gas Stations That Accept EBT/Food Stamps/SNAP

Learning where you can use your EBT card and SNAP benefits takes time. Gas stations are often a reliable option — and they’re a convenient place to make a purchase, especially when you’re on the go. We have the list of gas stations that accept EBT/SNAP, including Costco, Marathon Oil, Shell, and Sheetz.

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What You Can and Can’t Buy at Gas Stations with EBT/SNAP

Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and can be used to buy food at gas stations. Sample food items include cereal, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products; EBT cards can also be used to purchase energy drinks, chips, and candy. You can’t, however, buy toiletries, vitamins, over-the-counter medicine, liquor, tobacco products, or prepared or hot foods — sandwiches, pizza, and hot dogs.

If you qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), you may be able to purchase fuel at select gas stations with your EBT card.

The List of Gas Stations That Accept EBT/SNAP

The following is the list of gas stations chains that have at least one location that accepts EBT cards. But, since gas stations are often individually owned and operated, some stations may not accept EBT. You may want to call your local station to be sure that it accepts EBT before visiting.

  1. ampm
  2. BP
  3. Chevron (see more in our detailed article about their stance on EBT)
  4. Circle K
  5. CITGO
  6. Conoco
  7. Costco
  8. Cumberland Farms
  9. Delta Sonic
  10. Exxon/Mobil
  11. Flying J
  12. Getty
  13. Gulf Oil
  14. High’s Dairy Store
  15. Holiday
  16. Kroger
  17. Kum & Go
  18. Kwik Trip
  19. Lassus Handy Dandy
  20. Love’s
  21. LUKOIL
  22. Marathon Oil
  23. Murphy USA
  24. Phillips 66
  25. QuickChek
  26. QuikTrip (see more in our detailed policy about QuikTrip’s EBT policy)
  27. RaceTrac/Raceway (see more in our detailed article about their stance on EBT)
  28. Shell (see more in our article all about Shell’s EBT rules)
  29. Royal Farms
  30. Rutter’s Farm Store
  31. 7-Eleven
  32. 76
  33. Sam’s Club
  34. Sheetz
  35. Sinclair
  36. Speedway (see more in our all about Speedway’s EBT rules)
  37. Spinx
  38. Stewart’s Shops
  39. Sunoco
  40. Texaco
  41. Thorntons
  42. Travelcenters of America
  43. Valero
  44. Wawa

If a gas station you were hoping for isn’t on this list, enter the address of the station into the USDA’s SNAP EBT benefits locator.

Traveling with Your EBT Card

Out-of-state use is permitted for EBT and SNAP transactions. But, you may need to verify out-of-state purchases — depending on the region — since cash benefits are administered at the state level. For example, if you reside in Massachusetts and you use your benefits in Virginia, the Department of Transitional Assistance may ask you to verify your purchases.

In Summary

Now you know of the gas stations that accept EBT. You can use your EBT card and SNAP benefits at a variety of gas stations across the U.S. to purchase food items. If you have TANF cash assistance, you may also be able to purchase fuel. EBT cards and SNAP benefits can be used in other states than your home state — making travel that much easier.

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  • Valero in California does not take EBT. I tried 2 days ago and the man at the counter said “Oh, we don’t take that” when he noticed me trying to swipe my card different ways

    • Kathleen Wilson says:
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      Hi Evelina,
      Thanks so much for sharing your experience. Since gas stations are often individual franchises, it looks like not every store necessarily follows the same policy on accepting EBT. We’ve update the article to reflect this. Thanks for bringing this to our attention — and sorry the Valero near you didn’t take your EBT card.

    • Laura Bachmann says:
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      Hi Jazzasman,

      Sorry for the delay, I had reached out to Speedway but just received a response from them today. Speedway’s policy, via their customer service department: “[EBT] can be used for the cold cuts in the deli that is pre-made. It cannot be used for any items in the café.”

    • Rebecca Turley says:
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      Hi Ronny,

      According to a USDA Fact Sheet, the EBT program has interoperability — meaning that you can use your EBT card wherever they are accepted. if you are visiting another state, there should not be an issue with you using your EBT card there. However, if you plan to stay for an extended time (usually longer than 90 days), you may receive a letter confirming your state of residence or asking you to verify purchases.