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FNS values its partnership with the more than 250,000 U.S. retailers authorized to accept SNAP benefits. SNAP retailers play a vital role in ensuring access to nutritious food for SNAP eligible individuals and families.

SNAP retailers range from local grocers to large supermarket chains. This diversity ensures that SNAP participants have a variety of shopping options, catering to different preferences and needs. Use this interactive map to locate other retailers in your area.

Getting Started

New to accepting SNAP?

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Application Assistance

Need help with the application process? Contact the SNAP Retailer Service Center at 1-877-823-4369.

Getting Re-Authorized

If your store is already approved to accept SNAP and you received a letter from FNS telling you that your store is due for re-authorization, you can complete an application online.

Accepting SNAP

  • All authorized SNAP stores must use Electronic Benefit Transaction (EBT) equipment and transaction services. This enables a SNAP shopper to pay for eligible food.
  • The SNAP online purchasing pilot allows retailers to accept SNAP benefits through online transactions. Stores that meet SNAP eligibility criteria but have questions or need assistance with taking SNAP payment online can get assistance with SEMTAC.

Preventing Fraud and Abuse

  • As a SNAP retailer, you are responsible for your actions and the actions of everyone who works in your store, whether they are paid or not. Review the training materials and helpful resources.
  • By complying with program rules, retailers help ensure benefits are used to meet SNAP household’s food needs. Find out about program penalties for not following the rules.

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact the SNAP Retailer Service Center at 1-877-823-4369.

Page updated: April 26, 2024