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Sprouts Farmers Market accepts EBT SNAP for delivery via Instacart

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Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the largest and fastest growing specialty retailers of fresh, natural and organic food in the United States, today announced that it will now accept EBT SNAP for same-day delivery and curbside pickup for orders placed via the Instacart website and mobile app.

More consumers use Snap2Save’s healthy food incentives

- General News
In the first quarter of 2022, healthy food incentive program redemptions, supported by Snap2Save's technology, exceeded $100,000, and total redemptions since program inception have now passed $400,000.

Study finds SNAP-eligible families less likely to buy fresh foods when grocery shopping online

- General News
Families who are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are less likely to purchase both healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, and sweets when buying groceries online compared to in-store, finds a new study by a team of nutrition researchers.

Meijer adds SNAP capability for online orders

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"Providing SNAP recipients with access to Meijer Pickup and Delivery will make shopping for affordable, fresh groceries and essentials a little easier for parents and families across the Midwest," said Derek Steele, Vice President of Customer Strategy for Meijer.

Instacart expands EBT SNAP payments program

- General News
Instacart, the leading online grocery platform in North America, today announced a major expansion of its Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) online payments integration in tandem with its one year anniversary of increasing access to food for people across the U.S.

FarmboxRx becomes first fresh grocery delivery to accept SNAP/EBT benefits

- General News
The pilot program will enable the Medicare/Medicaid population that FarmboxRx services to supplement the healthy food benefits provided through their health plan with SNAP dollars.

Republican Congress members say USDA abused its authority with SNAP increase

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WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer and House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Ranking Member Don Bacon (R-Neb.) wrote Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack about the 27% increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

USDA only goes part way to improve nutrition

- General News
The USDA committed billions of dollars to improve Americans’ nutrition but could do much more to ensure they buy and eat more fruits and vegetables.

USDA updates Thrifty Food Plan, SNAP benefits

- General News
The USDA today released a re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, used to calculate SNAP benefits. As a result, the average SNAP benefit – excluding additional funds provided as part of pandemic relief – will increase for Fiscal Year 2022 beginning on October 1, 2021.

USDA: Online SNAP redemption caught on fast in 2020

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Expanded state roll-outs of SNAP redemption online in 2020 grew the value from less than $3 million in February to more than $246 million in December.