Last updated on April 20th, 2023 at 12:36 pm
Giant Food has begun a partnership with Baltimore City, Maryland, that will help residents with SNAP and EBT benefits save on produce throughout the area.
The program supports access to healthy produce at a critical time as recent federal rollbacks of SNAP Emergency Allotments result in many individuals being challenged to stretch their food dollars even more. This program is made possible by utilizing funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.
The partnership will offer a $15 promo code to eligible households, accessible through Giant Pickup and Giant Delivers orders. The code can be redeemed up to 12 times over the course of six months for a maximum benefit of $180. The incentive must be used in full each time a participant redeems the code.
“Giant is proud to partner with Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Department of Planning’s Food Policy and Planning Division to offer fruit and vegetable savings to those who need it the most, available through convenient delivery and pickup orders,” said Gregg Dorazio, director of e-commerce for Giant Food.
“With the recent conclusion of emergency SNAP allotments, the rollout of this partnership comes at a time of great need and further supports our mission to increase access to nutritious foods and address hunger relief in the communities we serve.”
Same-day service is available through delivery and pickup. Purchases made on Giant Delivers between Tuesday-Thursday include zero delivery fees, while other days include a fee of $3.95 per order. Giant Pickup is free with same-day service in as fast as two hours.
“Our vision is to ensure all Baltimore City SNAP participants have the resources and support they need to achieve nutritional security through both in-store and online purchasing of foods” said Taylor LaFave, chief of food policy and planning for Baltimore City.
“ARPA funding has allowed us to provide supplemental support for residents to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables while encouraging afforadable at-home delivery options for residents living in Healthy Food Priority Areas. These efforts help build a more equitable urban food system.”
The Giant Flexible Rewards program provides customers the opportunity to save on their regular grocery needs and earn rewards toward grocery savings, gas savings and special rewards. Last year, Giant also announced that customers are now able to redeem their rewards points for staple store brand products at reduced point requirements, delivering even more savings. Customers can enroll and manage their points and rewards online or on the Giant Food mobile app.
Eligible Baltimore residents who wish to take advantage of the online promotion may place their orders for pick up at these nine Maryland locations: 5150 Sinclair Lane in Baltimore, 3757 Old Court Road in Pikesville, 1020 W. 41st St. in Baltimore, 6340-50 York Road in Baltimore, 6620 Reisterstown Road in Baltimore, 601 East 33rd St. in Baltimore, 1400 Merrit Blvd. in Dundalk, 46254 Edmondson Ave. in Baltimore and 857 East Fort Ave. in Baltimore City.