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Many Americans are claiming food assistance because of the current pandemic. Many states and retailers are allowing people to use their EBT benefits when they order groceries online.
SNAP beneficiaries in 49 states and the District of Columbia can now use their benefits to pay for grocery purchases from a number of stores that are already participating. This is made possible by the online purchasing pilot program of the USDA. Unfortunately, the state of Alaska hasn’t joined the program yet.
Those who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can use their benefits to purchase grocery items in stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods by using their EBT cards. But what about Boxed? We will answer that question for you in this article.
Boxed is a warehouse club operating online that delivers bulk groceries and other household goods to your home. Boxed does not charge a membership fee, unlike some other popular warehouse clubs. They offer an affordable membership that includes free shipping and other benefits.
Unfortunately, Boxed does not accept SNAP benefits as a method of payment. Boxed does not accept PayPal as a way to pay for their services as well. Boxed accepts credit cards, wire transfers, checks and ACH payments. Box is no longer accepting payments by Direct Debit. For credit card payment, you can use Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. JCB is eligible for customers who live in Japan.
Alternatives to Boxed
Don’t worry, we provide you with another option. You can order groceries from other retailers that allow you to pay with your EBT and have them delivered directly to your home. Fresh Direct is one of those companies. Fresh Direct is one store that allows customers to pay with their SNAP benefits and get their groceries delivered right to their door. Fresh Direct allows you to purchase SNAP-eligible food items directly from their website. This includes frozen meals that can be reheated quickly and easily.
Fresh Direct isn’t the only one that offers customers the option to order groceries online and pay using EBT. Amazon has some grocery delivery programs that accept EBT as a form of payment for groceries, such as Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh.
Instacart takes EBT benefits as a payment option too. This popular grocery delivery services have been instrumental in helping SNAP beneficiaries shop for food online by partnering with a number of small retailers nationwide. Instacart began accepting SNAP benefits in late 2021 – and the list of stores that accept EBT payments has been growing steadily. SNAP beneficiaries can now shop at grocery stores such as Aldi and Food Lion and at many other smaller chains like Stop & Shop and many more.
Boxed does not accept EBT benefits as a form of payment. You can still buy groceries on Boxed by using other forms of payment. Buying groceries online with SNAP benefits is difficult. However, you can get some good deals by using your EBT card in other places. There are other grocery stores that accept EBT payments, such as Fresh Direct and Amazon Fresh.