More on the Instacart and ALDI Partnership
Recently, Instacart and ALDI have worked together to provide its consumers the option to pay for grocery delivery and pickup services using their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits.
This new joint venture allows Instacart users to add ALDI’s EBT SNAP-eligible products to their cart. Before consumers check out, they can choose how much of their benefits they would like to allocate to the order.
This new program will kickstart in Georgia in the next few weeks, Then, it will be available to more than 60 ALDI stores after. Furthermore, SNAP EBT Participants will be allowed to use their benefits at more than 570 stores across Illinois, California, Florida, and Pennsylvania in the next months ahead.
Giving Easy Access for Grocery Shoppers
Due to the increased food insecurity brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company initiated to let Instacart shoppers utilize their government assistance benefits.
“The introduction of Instacart’s EBT SNAP payments comes at a time when food insecurity in the U.S. has compounded as the nation continues to be impacted by COVID-19,” Instacart said in its announcement. “In Georgia specifically, food insecurity impacts 12.5% of the population, and disproportionately affects communities of color.”
Furthermore, it has been reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture works rigorously in “making online grocery more accessible to SNAP recipients through an online purchasing pilot program.”
Just recently, Amazon and Walmart initiated the option to pay for online grocery delivery using SNAP benefits. This program benefits low-income consumers who no longer have to risk their health by shopping in-person during the pandemic.
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