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Instacart and ALDI partnering to accept food stamps for grocery deliveries

The Verge Friday, 23 October 2020
Instacart and ALDI partnering to accept food stamps for grocery deliveriesInstacart users in some states can use their SNAP benefits to pay for groceries at Aldi stores | Instacart

Grocery delivery platform Instacart is launching a pilot program to begin taking food stamps as payment in its app. The program will only be available at Aldi stores and only in a few states, starting with Georgia, then expanding to California, Florida, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.

Instacart said in a statement it is “committed to being a long-term solution for EBT SNAP households nationwide.” Brent Laubaugh, co-president of Aldi US said in a statement that the company was “eager to roll out this update broadly as quickly as possible,” hinting at possible future expansion.

"During the pandemic demand for grocery delivery has skyrocketed"

Customers can use the Instacart app to shop for SNAP-eligible products at Aldi. Once items are added to...
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