The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program that provides assistance for low- and no-income U.S. residents to purchase food. SNAP benefits are processed through the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) debit card system. 

Customers in the U.S. can pay for online orders with a valid EBT card, in full or in part, from participating retailers in select states. You can shop at any participating retailer as long as the state that issued your EBT card is currently participating in the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot.

We plan to expand the number of states and retailers accepting online EBT payments on the Instacart platform. Currently, Instacart cannot accept EBT cash.

By associating your EBT card to your Instacart account, you confirm that your card information is current and valid. To successfully use your EBT card, a credit or debit card must also be linked to your Instacart account to cover fees, bottle deposits in some states, taxes, delivery tips, and any other non-EBT SNAP-eligible items you may want to purchase. 

EBT cards are accepted at participating Aldi stores in the following states—
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
EBT cards are accepted at participating Food Lion stores in the following states—
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
EBT cards are accepted at participating Publix stores in the following states—
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia 
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
EBT cards are accepted at participating Save Mart, FoodMaxx, and Lucky Supermarkets in the following states—
  • California

If you are located in one of the above states and do not see EBT SNAP as an option for your local store, make sure you have the latest version of the Instacart app. If you still can’t see EBT SNAP, check back often as we continue to expand to more stores and states.