Hoosiers can now use SNAP for grocery deliveries

Posted at 6:22 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 18:22:53-04

INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers on who qualify for SNAP benefits can use their EBT cards, beginning Wednesday.

Both Walmart and Amazon have been approved retailers for the SNAP delivery service. Amazon offers delivery, while Walmart offers delivery and pickup options for groceries.

While the decision to open SNAP benefits for delivery started because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected to remain in place permanently.

“We have been working with our federal partners to remove barriers and provide safety and convenience benefits for Hoosier SNAP recipients – particularly those who are most at risk for COVID-19 infection and those who are homebound,” said Jennifer Sullivan, Indiana FSSA secretary.

Any delivery fees may not be paid with SNAP benefits. TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) may not be used for online grocery orders.

More than 680,000 Hoosiers receive SNAP benefits, FSSA said.

Click here for more information on Amazon's ordering.

Click here for more information on Walmart's ordering.