Portland, Oregon-based New Seasons Market is accepting Electronic Benefits Transfer Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program for same-day delivery and pickup through Instacart.
With this program, EBT SNAP participants will be able to use the benefits to access groceries online for delivery or pickup from New Seasons Markets’ 18 locations across metro Portland. The program will launch at the grocer’s 19th store, Fisher’s Landing in Vancouver, Washington, starting later this month.
This launch follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service’s most recent approval of New Seasons Market to accept EBT SNAP payments online via Instacart. With transportation often serving as a barrier to the grocery store, New Seasons Market and Instacart hope to increase their customers’ access to food from the region’s farmers, ranchers, growers and makers, as well as pantry staples.
“We are so excited to now accept EBT SNAP payment online with Instacart as it provides greater access to New Seasons Market’s high-quality, locally sourced foods for those who may have accessibility and transportation challenges,” said Erica Racette, director of e-commerce.
“We understand how important services like this are to our community, and we’re proud to be among Oregon’s first grocers to offer EBT SNAP payment online.”
Where available, EBT SNAP participants will now be able to shop from New Seasons Market through the Instacart website and mobile app. Once a customer profile is created, they can enter their EBT 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 enter their zip code to determine if they are near a participating retailer, and begin shopping and selecting items from retailers’ 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 an hour or scheduled several days in advance.
Instacart pickup is available at 15 New Seasons Market stores, and delivery is offered throughout the Portland-metro area.
For more information about EBT SNAP on Instacart, visit instacart.com/ebt-snap.