Breaking Down Barriers to Food Access with EBT SNAP Expansion
As millions of Americans continue to face food insecurity and struggle with food access, Instacart is committed to making fresh food and pantry staples even more accessible. In partnership with three new retailers, Instacart is expanding its EBT SNAP payment integration for online grocery delivery and pickup with Publix, The Save Mart Companies and Price Chopper/Market 32.
With this expansion, EBT SNAP availability via Instacart will increase by more than 1,500 stores across 15 states.
EBT SNAP is now available at all Publix locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The Save Mart Companies – including Save Mart, Lucky California, Lucky and FoodMaxx banners – has enabled EBT SNAP across California and Nevada, making them the first Northern California retailer to offer EBT SNAP online. Price Chopper/Market 32 has launched the EBT SNAP payment integration across its New York stores, and will soon expand to its Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Vermont locations in the coming weeks.
To help subsidize costs for EBT SNAP participants, Instacart will waive delivery or pickup fees through June 16, 2021 on up to the first three EBT SNAP orders for each customer with a valid EBT card associated with their Instacart account. Where available, customers will be able to shop and select from Publix, The Save Mart Companies and Price Chopper/Market 32 EBT-eligible products. Once items are added to their cart, customers will be able to select how much of their benefits they would like to allocate to the order.
This latest expansion follows the company’s initial rollout of EBT SNAP payments late last year in partnership with more than 2,000 ALDI locations nationwide. Instacart also announced its EBT SNAP partnership with more than 600 Food Lion stores earlier this year. Once expansion is complete, Instacart will offer EBT SNAP in 38 states and Washington D.C.
To learn more about the expansion of our EBT SNAP payment expansion, you can read the full press release here.
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