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Wegmans Food Markets in NJ now accept EBT SNAP payments for same-day delivery and pickup via Instacart

Instacart and Wegmans Food Markets today announced the that they will accept Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) payments across its 106 stores in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia and North Carolina. EBT SNAP will be available for purchases made at Wegmans via the Instacart website and mobile app.  

With this launch, Wegmans is making same-day delivery and pickup available to more customers. Wegmans and Instacart partnered to gain approval from the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) to accept EBT SNAP payments. 

The launch follows Instacart and Wegmans’ initial same-day delivery partnership that began in 2017. With the addition of Wegmans, Instacart now powers EBT SNAP payments for more than 60 retailers across 39 states and Washington, DC, spanning more than 7,000 stores nationwide.

“The introduction of EBT SNAP payments for online orders increases accessibility to our wide selection of groceries, including fresh, wholesome, and packaged foods, throughout our communities. This is incredibly important for our customers and our company, as we strive to help people live healthier, better lives through food. Offering EBT SNAP payments through the Instacart website and mobile app is a great first step, and we look forward to expanding this capability to Wegmans.com and our mobile app later this year.”

Erica Tickle, Vice President of E-commerce at Wegmans

“At Instacart, our mission is to provide people greater access to fresh food. Today, we’re proud to expand our partnership with Wegmans and provide East Coast families a more convenient, accessible way to access nutritious food and pantry staples,” added Sarah Mastrorocco, Vice President of Access to Food & Nutrition at Instacart. “Online grocery shouldn’t just be a luxury, and to get there, we need to ensure delivery and pickup are affordable for everyone. We’re thrilled to provide households that rely on EBT SNAP benefits with more access to Wegmans’ quality produce and expansive selection  across the East Coast.”

Instacart pioneered the retailer onboarding process with the USDA FNS, and remains the only platform that accelerates retailers’ abilities to certify for EBT SNAP online acceptance. More than half of all federally-approved retailers accept EBT SNAP online through the Instacart platform, serving more than 25 million people experiencing food insecurity across the U.S.

Where available, EBT SNAP participants are able to shop from Wegmans via the Instacart website and mobile app. Once an Instacart customer profile is created, customers can enter their EBT food card information as a form of payment in their profile.

Customers will need a secondary form of payment for non-food items such as taxes, tips and fees per federal SNAP guidelines. Customers can then enter their zip code to determine if they are near a Wegmans store, and begin shopping and selecting items from the retailer’s 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. Orders for delivery and pickup can be placed by customers for receipt in as fast as 30 minutes or scheduled several days in advance. For more information about EBT SNAP on Instacart, visit www.instacart.com/ebt-snap. To place an order from Wegmans for same-day delivery and pickup, visit www.instacart.com/wegmans.

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