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Expanding SNAP Online Purchasing Options

The Food and Nutrition Service is excited to announce a new option for SNAP online purchasing. FNS is dedicated to enhancing access to nutritious food for all Americans, and this expansion of SNAP online purchasing is another step forward in achieving that goal.

New Retailers Added

FNS is happy to introduce that we are piloting two online-only retailers in SNAP, Thrive and DashMart. Over the last several years, more than 200 SNAP authorized retailers, representing thousands of storefront locations, have offered online purchasing to SNAP participants. The addition of Thrive and DashMart marks the first inclusion of online-only retailers without a brick-and-mortar presence. FNS is piloting these retailers prior to expanding approvals to additional online-only retailers, ensuring that each retailer’s unique business model is in alignment with SNAP eligibility requirements before granting any additional approvals.

Millions of SNAP participants across all 50 states and the District of Columbia already use their benefits to buy food online every month. FNS is committed to continuing to expand options for shopping online, bringing a more diverse range of grocers online and further empowering SNAP participants to shop with ease and convenience.

Empowering SNAP Participants

This further expands options for SNAP participants, especially those who live in areas with limited access to food, allowing them the same convenience and variety of options enjoyed by all Americans when it comes to grocery shopping. We believe that online grocery shopping is a vital resource for increasing food access and improving the overall well-being of SNAP participants and their families.

Our Commitment to Modernizing SNAP

Modernizing SNAP program delivery is a top priority for USDA. We recognize that SNAP modernization efforts have the potential to significantly improve customer service and ensure that SNAP participants have access to the resources they need to thrive. We look forward to improving program delivery as we work towards a more inclusive and accessible food system for all.


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Page updated: April 26, 2024