Those in Louisiana receiving SNAP benefits, will now be able to order their groceries online. Walmart is currently the only retailer available for online grocery shopping for EBT users.

EBT online grocery purchasing extends to other program recipients that make food purchases using EBT cards -- Pandemic EBT (P-EBT), the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP) or cash assistance, Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP) and Disaster-SNAP (DSNAP). Recipients can shop and pay for eligible foods online using their EBT cards.

They can also arrange for delivery, if available in their area, although they will have to pay for delivery services through a separate form a payment.  SNAP benefits cannot be used for delivery fees and other associated charges.

“With this program, families who shop for groceries with EBT cards will now have access to many of the same conveniences and features we’ve come to take for granted,” Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Marketa Garner Walters said. “For some of our recipients, shopping remotely could be life-changing. Many have limited transportation. Some have health concerns that make it safer to shop online.”

Recipients should check retailer websites for information about their offerings and features. Some grocery retailers have offered SNAP clients the ability to shop online and arrange for pick-up and payment at the store. That option will still be available from retailers that offer it.

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