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Can you buy birthday cake with foodstamp.

I am on foodstamp and I need to buy a cake for my son's birthday

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:04 PM on Aug. 1, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Iheard you can not do that but each state is different.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:04 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • every state is diff...i know in ME and NH you can...the only rule is no HOT food...if your not sure and are uncomfortable asking in person...CALL the bakery and ask...you'd be suprised at how many people ask that question to them...
    blueeyedgrl2377

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 4:06 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • I'd make one. You would have to buy the ingredients for it as you can not buy prepared foods. But ya, you can buy the ingredients and cakes are really easy to make.
    Happy Birthday to your child!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:07 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • No you cannot use food stamps on taxable items. That includes prepared food. You will need to make one, if you buy the ingredients for it they are non taxable items.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:08 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • In Mass. you can. Only no hot foods here too.
    Iluvmygirlies42

    Answer by Iluvmygirlies42 at 4:08 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • yea this chick i worked with when i was a cashier bought one with her foodstamps for her grandmas birthday. but it probably only works at a grocery store im sure bakeries dont take food stamps.

    if people get all pissy with u for asking this forget them. its your sons birthday and he deserves to have a nice cake. i dont think people realize that once its spent its all gone and your done for that month its not an endless amount of money
    ilovenoah26

    Answer by ilovenoah26 at 4:08 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • your on foodstamps for a reason...its cause your having financial difficulty...im not ashamed to say ive bought cakes numerous times in the past when i was on the foodstamp program....when you are so financially unsolvent that you have a hard time buying a present...the least you can do is provide a nice looking cake...hehe
    blueeyedgrl2377

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 4:10 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • If you get it from a grocery store you can or you can buy the items to make it yourself.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:11 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • in MS you can, my gf was on them and bought all her kids bday cakes with them...don't know about other places though
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 4:15 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

  • in az you can order the cake from the store bakery
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:51 PM on Aug. 1, 2009

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