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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WENY) — Wegmans announced it is now accepting Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for online grocery orders.
Customers who use EBT SNAP as their payment for online grocery orders, which can only be made via Wegmans.com and the Wegmans app, will get free delivery for the first three orders.
“Each week, thousands of Wegmans orders are placed on the Wegmans app and website, and we continue to hear from customers that it would be helpful to be able to use their SNAP benefits when placing an order,” said Erica Tickle, Wegmans vice president of e-commerce.
According to Wegmans customers who use EBT SNAP can easily filter out items so that only SNAP eligible items show up. SNAP funds are designed so that they can only be used for SNAP-eligible items, so a secondary form of payment will be needed for non-SNAP-eligible items and fees.
“Adding this functionality is an important step to further increase access to healthy food throughout the communities we serve,” Tickle said.
The move to accept SNAP EBT is part of a larger company-wide effort to help people get the nutrition they need.
“Through this initiative, we’re supporting our company mission of helping people live healthier, better lives through food,” said Trish Kazacos, Wegmans corporate nutrition manager, adding, “Over the last year, we’ve focused on developing tools and resources to help all our customers plan and shop for foods that support health. Accepting EBT SNAP for online orders helps to increase access to affordable, nutritious foods.
For more information about using EBT SNAP benefits on Wegmans.com or click here.
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