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Forage Becomes SNAP EBT Payment Processor For Uber Eats

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Forage, the San Francisco-based payments company, has partnered with Uber Eats to enable payment processing of SNAP EBT, when the delivery platform launches the product in late 2024.

“At Uber, we believe healthy foods should be accessible to all,” said Karl Hebert, VP of payments, risk and identity at Uber. “We are excited to partner with Forage to provide our customers the same seamless payments experience they’ve become accustomed to on Uber when using their SNAP benefits.”

Earlier this year, Forage enabled the nation’s first online-only retailer to accept SNAP EBT. Forage also is the only dedicated EBT payments company offering best in-class software alongside a team of in-house experts to guide platforms and retailers through the USDA authorization process.

More than 17 million Americans live in food deserts with limited access to nearby grocery stores, but over 90 percent of those Americans living in food deserts have access to digital food delivery services such as Uber. In 2021 alone, Uber Eats enabled the delivery of 226 million orders to these communities across the country.

“We’re incredibly excited to partner with Uber Eats to bring online purchasing and delivery to more SNAP recipients,” said Forage co-founder and CEO Ofek Lavian. “We know that accepting SNAP benefits online is incredibly important for millions of Americans and are extremely proud that through our partnership, Uber will be able to unlock EBT acceptance for all retailers on their platform and help more Americans put food on their table.”

About Forage

Forage builds payments infrastructure that processes government benefits, starting with enabling merchants to accept EBT payments in-person and online, and allowing the 42 million Americans who receive government assistance to spend their benefits wherever they choose. Forage is the only USDA-approved third-party payment processor that offers its partners best-in-class software combined with dedicated service, enabling complex government payments online and guiding retailers through USDA authorization. To begin accepting EBT online and in-store, visit www.joinforage.com/contact.

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After 32 years in the newspaper industry, she is enjoying her new career exploring the world of groceries at The Shelby Report.

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