The 43 Gas Stations That Accept EBT/Food Stamps/SNAP

Many gas stations accept EBT, but you can only use your benefits to pay for specific items. If you receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, you can purchase food items such as cereal, dairy products, snacks, and candy, but you can’t buy prepared foods, toiletries, over-the-counter medicine, alcohol, or tobacco.

For more details of which items are EBT-eligible, see our research on what you can and can’t buy with SNAP benefits. Note that if you receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in addition to or instead of SNAP benefits, you can use the cash benefits on your EBT card to pay for fuel.

The List of Gas Stations That Accept EBT/SNAP

Below, we’ve compiled the list of gas stations that accept SNAP/EBT. We were able to confirm with customer service representatives and the USDA’s SNAP-approved retailer list that these chains accept EBT cards.

You can use your EBT card while traveling; interoperability rules allow you to use your SNAP benefits in any state, as long as the location you visit takes EBT (as previously reported). However, keep in mind that some locations are independently owned and operated and may not accept EBT. It’s best to contact the station you plan to visit or check the SNAP retailer locator.

The following chains commonly accept EBT (click the company name to find a location):

7 comments

  • 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.