Instacart announced today that Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) can now be used to shop online in 10 additional states through the app. The 10 states are Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Instacart says Albertsons Companies and Sprouts Farmers Market are among the first to accept EBT SNAP online in these states. With this expansion, grocers of all sizes can use Carrot Payments, an Instacart Platform solution, to accept EBT SNAP payments online in 49 states and Washington DC
“At Instacart, our goal is to continue to unlock access to nutritious food for those who need it most,” Sarah Mastrorocco, the vice president of Access to Food & Nutrition at Instacart, said in a statement. “We’ve long advocated expanding the adoption of online EBT SNAP, and we’re proud to bring this essential service to people in 10 additional states in partnership with grocers people know, love and trust. Our partners offer a wide selection of fresh food and pantry staples, and with this expansion, we are giving more families access to food, combined with the convenience of same-day delivery and collection.”
The company launched EBT SNAP payments in November 2020 and has since expanded the program to more than 40 retailers. With these extensions, Instacart says it now enables EBT SNAP payments for more than 60 retail banners across more than 8,000 stores. Instacart provides EBT SNAP adoption through the Instacart Platform, a suite of enterprise-grade solutions that help improve and digitize shopping experiences. EBT SNAP participants can shop for pickup or delivery through the Instacart app and the grocery store’s Instacart Platform-powered websites and apps.