Food stamps were designed to give low-income households the chance to obtain nutritious foods. Participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can use food stamps at hundreds of participating retailers around the country. To buy SNAP-qualified food, participants use an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. It works much like a debit card and is preloaded with funds regularly as long as the participant remains qualified for the program. Our guide includes more detail about food stamps, including how to use an EBT card and how much food assistance you may be able to receive. Download it for free today.