Food Stamps: Stores take SNAP benefits online

Millions of Americans collect food stamps each month as a form of payment for buying food at grocery stores for their families, but online shopping is an option.

grocery store aisle filled with food stamps eligible items

SNAP benefits, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is one of the most used programs that helps Americans in low income families.

Many people grocery shop in person, but buying food online is now an option for some retailers.


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While not all major retailers do this, some big ones do.

Which online retailers will accept food stamps?

The three major stores that will accept EBT payment are Walmart, Target, and Amazon.

Amazon will let anyone from the U.S. except residents in Alaska, Hawaii, Louisiana and Montana purchase groceries with an EBT card.

Amazon Fresh will take SNAP EBT cards with a minimum order of $35 for free shipping.


If you order less and need to pay for shipping, it will not be covered with your SNAP card.

Walmart will take food stamps online through their website or the Walmart app.

Alaska and Montana residents are unable to use Walmart online for food stamp purchases.


Target announced it will be accepting benefits, but has not shared which date they plan to start doing it.

The following stores will take food stamps online as payment for online grocery delivery

  • Albertsons
  • H-E-B
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kroger
  • Safeway
  • Stop & Shop
  • ShopRite