Given the current economic state, many families and individuals are going on food stamps, which is now known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Many SNAP programs use Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) which comes in the form of a debit card. A number of grocery stores accept food stamps. You might be wondering if Lidl accepts them.
To find the answer, I called Lidl’s customer service.
Does Lidl Take EBT? Lidl accepts SNAP benefits via EBT cards. Funds can be applied towards food and drink items, excluding hot foods. They do not accept Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits.
Does Lidl Take SNAP?
Yes, Lidl accepts SNAP in the form of EBT cards. Each month the card is refilled with a certain amount of money that can be used to purchase food. It cannot be used to buy alcohol or tobacco.
How To Use EBT & SNAP At Lidl
After ringing up your groceries, swipe your EBT card just as you would a debit card. You’ll then have to enter your pin number. At checkout, the money will automatically be deducted from your account.
Steps To Use EBT & Snap At Lidl
Scan your groceries
Enter your PIN Number
Discount will applied before you pay
If you don’t have SNAP benefits and are struggling to buy enough food, there are a few ways to apply for food stamps.
For immediate food assistance, you can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479). This hotline runs Monday-Friday from 7am to 10pm Eastern Time.
How To Apply For SNAP Benefits
When applying for SNAP, the government agency will ask to see proof of low income. Though SNAP is a federal program, it is facilitated by state social services. You’ll have to contact your local state social services to apply for SNAP benefits.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, many agencies are allowing remote applications instead of requiring in-person interviews.
There are also a number of other federal assistance programs for struggling Americans. Besides WIC, there’s also Free School Meals for Children, Free Food Programs for Seniors, and D-SNAP, for people who are affected by disasters. For more information you can go to https://www.usa.gov/food-help.
I hope this article helped you learn more about SNAP benefits, EBT cards, and how to use them at Lidl stores.