Kroger accepting EBT payment for SNAP online grocery orders nationwide

EBT payments are now enabled for pickup and delivery orders at every Kroger banner location.
Sandra Levy
Senior Editor
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Kroger now accepts EBT payment for digital pickup and delivery orders across the Kroger family of stores, expanding customer access to fresh, healthy foods under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 

"We believe everyone should have access to fresh, affordable and nutritious food," said Rodney McMullen, Kroger's chairman and CEO. "I am so proud of our passionate teams who worked closely with the USDA to remove barriers to healthy foods so that more of America can access the food they need to thrive."

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The Kroger family of stores has made it easy for customers to utilize their SNAP benefits for many years. More recently, the retailer collaborated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service over many months to enable EBT digital acceptance across all banners, allowing customers to use EBT payments for purchases through the Kroger app or at Kroger.com for both pickup and delivery. The retailer also participated in a USDA pilot testing EBT payment acceptance during the pandemic.

SNAP payments online make it easier and more convenient than ever for customers to purchase fresh and healthy foods. Customers also can explore nutrition facts and healthy options using Kroger's OptUP nutrition rating system for free. OptUP is easily accessible through the Kroger app or at Kroger.com. As customers fill their carts, they can view nutrition scores for their favorite items and explore "better-for-you" alternatives and shop items that are aligned to specialized diets, including low sodium, no sugar added or contain probiotics.

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To begin placing digital orders today, customers can create an account through the Kroger app or at Kroger.com. Simply add an EBT account number as a new card under "My Account" and "Wallet." Fill a cart with SNAP-eligible items, select a convenient Pickup or Delivery time and checkout. Once in the checkout screen, select EBT as the payment method and enter the PIN to confirm the order. Customers with digital accounts also can access personalized digital offers to maximize savings on items that matter most to their families.

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