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Buy groceries online with your Delaware EBT card beginning July 1, 2020.
Delaware's new SNAP Online Purchasing Program gives households another grocery shopping option during the COVID-19 crisis.
Delaware households can use their SNAP food benefits or P-EBT benefits to order groceries online for pick-up or delivery from participating Aldi, Food Lion, ShopRite, and Walmart stores and at Amazon.
Households will be able to shop and pay for SNAP eligible food items online by using their EBT card at checkout. Households can only use their EBT card online at stores and retailers that accept SNAP EBT online payments. Households cannot pay for service, delivery, shipping, or membership fees with EBT benefits.
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Shop online at Amazon.com or use the AMAZON mobile app.
Click here for instructions on how to pay with your EBT card online at Amazon.
Search or participating store locations and shop online at Instacart.com or use the Instacart mobile app. EBT is available to use only on the Instacart Marketplace for Food Lion. EBT payment is not available on Shop.FoodLion.com or the Food Lion To-Go mobile app at this time.
Click here for instructions on how to pay with your EBT card online at Instacart Marketplace for Food Lion.
Search for participating store locations and shop online at ShopRite.com or use the ShopRite mobile app.
Click here for instructions on how to pay with your EBT card online at ShopRite.
Search for participating store locations and shop online at Walmart.com/Grocery or use the Walmart Grocery mobile app.
Click here for instructions on how to pay with your EBT card online at Walmart.
EBT Payment Information
You will need your Delaware EBT card and Personal Identification Number (PIN) to begin purchasing groceries online at Aldi, Food Lion, ShopRite, Walmart, and Amazon.
To get started, create an account and add your EBT card information. You will also need to select a store location and choose pick-up or delivery for Aldi, Food Lion, ShopRite, and Walmart. You will select "EBT card" as your payment method during checkout.
Please visit each retailer's website for specific instructions.
|You CAN pay for the following items with your SNAP food benefits or P-EBT benefits:||You CANNOT pay for the following items with your SNAP food benefits or P-EBT benefits:|
|Fruits & Vegetables||Hot or prepared foods|
|Meat, poultry, & fish||Non-food items|
|Dairy products||Alcoholic beverages|
|Breads & cereals||Vitamins, medicines, and supplementals|
|Other food items||Fees for service, delivery, shipping, or membership|
|Vegetable, fruit, and herb seeds and plants|
You cannot pay for service, delivery, shipping, or membership fees with your EBT card. You will need to use another payment method to pay for items and fees that cannot be purchased with EBT benefits. Service and delivery fees vary. Please visit each retailer's website for specific fee information for your online order.
There are no transaction limits for online purchases. There may be retailer purchase limits to qualify for delivery options. If you do not have enough funds on your EBT card to pay for your order, your order will not be processed and you will need to add another payment method to complete your order.
For Amazon orders, your items will be shipped to the address you provide.
For Aldi, Food Lion, ShopRite, and Walmart orders, you may choose curbside pickup or delivery (where available) when you checkout.
SNAP Online Retailers
Only the stores and retailers listed can accept EBT payments in Delaware at this time. More stores may be added in the future. Check this page for the most current list of stores participating in Delaware's SNAP Online Purchasing Program.
You may also use your EBT card to purchase groceries online at participating stores and retailers in surrounding states.
Visit each retailer's website to find:
You can only use your EBT card online at stores and retailers that accept SNAP EBT online payments.
Delaware's SNAP Online Purchasing Program is part of a USDA pilot program to provide SNAP recipients with greater access to healthy and fresh food options. The program started in a few states in 2019 to test the feasibility and implications of allowing retail food stores to accept SNAP benefits through online transactions. The USDA opened the program to all states in the spring of 2020 to give individuals and families an additional way to shop for groceries during the COVID-19 emergency, which resulted in new health and safety guidelines that have made it challenging for many households to travel and shop.
The Division of Social Services is implementing SNAP Online Purchasing to ensure that SNAP recipients have equal access to food purchasing options and can meet their food needs during the pandemic.
USDA Approves Delaware to Accept SNAP Benefits Online (USDA Press Release - 6/10/2020)
Delaware Added to SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot Program (Delaware Health and Social Services Press Release - 6/17/2020)
Retailers who are interested in providing online purchasing capabilities for SNAP EBT must be authorized by the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service to participate.
Click here to learn more about the retailer requirements to provide online purchasing to SNAP households.