Safeway joins online SNAP EBT retailer list
Last updated 12/1/2020 at 5:34pm
As Coloradans continue to navigate life during the COVID pandemic, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) wants to remind residents of grocery options available to families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that allows the use of Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards to make safe, contactless purchases online.
Starting in May, the USDA Food and Nutrition Services enabled CDHS to launch a program that allows SNAP recipients to purchase grocery and food delivery online through approved retailers, Amazon and Walmart. In addition, contactless curbside grocery pick-up purchases made with EBT cards were made available at King Soopers across the state.
CDHS has announced that now, Safeway and Albertsons have launched SNAP EBT for online grocery curb-side pick up through their Drive Up and Go™ service at select stores.
“As Colorado continues to battle the COVID-19 crisis, safe access to food is more important than ever,” Food and Energy Assistance Director Karla Maraccini said. “These resources help individuals and families access the nutritious food they need to survive while lessening the risk of exposure to COVID.”
The authorized SNAP retailers are EBT-enabled for Online Transactions and participants will see an “EBT” icon on the retailer’s website. They will then be able to add their EBT card in the Payment Method after selecting an EBT-enabled store.
SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is the food assistance program in Colorado. SNAP provides food assistance benefits as part of a federal nutrition program to help low-income households purchase food.
EBT cards are issued to receive the SNAP benefits for a household and can be used at most grocery stores to buy food with those SNAP benefits, ensuring that families have access to a healthy diet.
More information on the SNAP program can be found here: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/food-assistance-0