Are you stuck trying to fill out the application for the USDA’s SNAP/EBT? Are you struggling because you do not know what to write, or how to fill out the application? The USDA can be tricky. The language is difficult to interpret at times and if you make a mistake, they do not give a second chance.
They are hard to get ahold of and if English is not your first language, it can be very challenging. We can help you avoid all the headache and miscommunication of your SNAP application!
* The section on varieties and inventory is the most common section we get questions on. The USDA wants to see that each store owner has at least four different varieties of each category of food. This means they want AT LEAST four different types of meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, or bread and grain products
* Then, once that is satisfied, the USDA wants you to have at least three units of each variety. This means the USDA wants to see three boxes of rice, or jugs of milk, or packages of hot dogs when they come to inspect your store.
* Lastly, one of the varieties in each group has to be perishable. Which means it is fresh and can spoil. Some examples of acceptable perishable foods include: bananas, lunch meat, milk, bread. The USDA does this so that the store has fresh food to offer and not only cans and bags of food.