Under the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot launched by the USDA in 2019, 49 states including Pennsylvania now allow food stamps SNAP beneficiaries to shop and pay for groceries online. This includes retail giants like Amazon and Walmart, plus the online grocery shopping platform Instacart. In this post, we are going to provide a list of grocery stores that accept EBT online in Pennsylvania.
In addition, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about using Pennsylvania SNAP EBT card online for grocery purchases.
Stores that accept EBT online in Pennsylvania
Here’s the updated list of stores that accept Pennsylvania SNAP EBT online for delivery and pick-up.
We will continue to update this list as the USDA adds more grocery stores.
BJs Wholesale Club
Cottman Food Market
Dave’s Super Duper
Giant Company, LLC
Lake Region IGA
Mignosi’s Super Foodtown
Price Chopper Supermarkets
Sam’s Club Scan and Go
Sprouts Farmers Market
Stauffers of Kissel Hill
Note that some of these stores accept EBT through Instacart.
For helps with shopping using Instacart, see our post on Pennsylvania stores that accept SNAP EBT on Instacart.
.@GiantFoodStores shoppers who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will now be able to shop online for both grocery pickup and delivery with Giant Direct and Martin’s Direct using a Pennsylvania EBT Access card. https://t.co/8NbxNXh47a
— Drug Store News (@DrugStoreNews) August 10, 2021
Benefits of ordering groceries online with EBT
There are many benefits to shopping online for groceries with your EBT card. Here are a few:
- Shopping online helps keep track of how much of your Food Stamps benefits you are spending.
- You can easily select what you need and reduce unnecessary spending on impulse purchases that happens when you are shopping in person.
- It is easier to plan balanced, healthy meals for your family when you have all of the ingredients you need on hand.
- Contactless delivery helps lower your risk for COVID-19.
- You could potentially save money on gas by taking advantage of free delivery minimums when shopping online.
FAQ on using EBT online in Pennsylvania
Here are the most frequently asked questions about using an EBT card to shop online and about Pennsylvania EBT Card in general:
Can I order online and pick up my items?
Yes. However, the option to pick up your online items is dependent on which retailer you purchase from.
For example, when you buy your groceries online using your EBT card through Amazon, you cannot select pick-up.
When you buy your groceries online using your EBT card through Walmart, you can schedule a grocery pick-up at no charge.
Other grocery stores that accept Pennsylvania SNAP online, like Giant Eagle and Target provide the option to “Drive Up and Go”, where you bring your EBT card to the pickup area to make payment and receive your items purchased.
Is there a delivery fee for using Pennsylvania SNAP Online?
It depends on the retailer.
When you spend $35 or more on groceries online from Amazon, home delivery is free.
Also, depending on the location, a delivery fee may vary from $3.99 to $7 for food purchases less than $35.
Additionally, groceries purchased online with an EBT card from Walmart Grocery are subject to a delivery fee varying from $7.95 to $9.95 depending on location.
You can save money on delivery fees with Walmart by signing up for unlimited delivery for $12.95 per month or $98 per year.
Can I Use EBT at Target online?
Yes. Starting in late 2022, Target will start accepting SNAP EBT payments online through the company’s delivery service, Shipt.
SNAP EBT cardholders will be able to use their EBT card at checkout just like they’d use a credit or debit card.
In addition, they can choose same-day Drive Up or Order Pickup options at no additional cost.
Also, same-day grocery delivery will be available at Target.com for $9.99.
Does DoorDash take EBT?
No. Food delivery apps such as DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, and PostMates do not currently accept EBT SNAP benefits.
Pennsylvania SNAP Benefits Recipients Get a Raise for 2023
Each year, the U.S. government calculates the new maximum benefit for SNAP benefits recipients based on inflation.
The new Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA) go into effect on October 1 each year and are active through the following year.
The table below provides the Maximum Pennsylvania SNAP benefits based on household size for the 2022/2023 fiscal year.
Pennsylvania Maximum Monthly SNAP Benefit by Household Size
(Oct 1 2022-Sept 30 2023)
|Maximum SNAP Benefit Amount by Household Size|
|Effective October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023|
|Household Size||Maximum SNAP Benefit Allotment||Estimated Average Monthly Benefit|
|Each Additional Household Member: Add||+$211|
Stores that accept EBT online in Pennsylvania Summary
We hope this post on Stores that accept EBT online in Pennsylvania was helpful.
If you have further questions about Pennsylvania SNAP or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.
In the meantime, be sure to check out our other articles on Pennsylvania SNAP and EBT:
- Pennsylvania SNAP Benefits FAQs
- Free Thanksgiving Dinner in Pennsylvania
- How to Create COMPASS Online Account
- My COMPASS Account Login
- How to get a Pennsylvania EBT Card Replacement
- February Extra SNAP Benefits for PA
- Does Whole Foods Take SNAP EBT in Pennsylvania?
- How to Use SNAP EBT at Wegmans