Sprouts Joins Stores Taking SNAP/EBT Through DoorDash

About a year ago, emergency food assistance provided by the federal government during the pandemic expired, leaving many consumers grappling with ongoing challenges, particularly due to persistently high food prices compared to the previous year. To address this, an increasing number of grocers are stepping up to offer assistance. Recently, several food retailers have collaborated with the delivery service DoorDash to enhance accessibility and affordability of orders. Last month, the platform announced an expansion of its SNAP/EBT payment option, partnering with additional retailers and banners, including Sprouts Farmers Market.

In 2023, DoorDash introduced SNAP/EBT payments, and it notes that over 1.1 million individuals have since linked their benefit cards to the platform. The company reports that more than one in six SNAP deliveries via DoorDash have been sent to residents in food deserts, while 49% of these deliveries have reached consumers residing in low-income neighborhoods.  A press release from the delivery service stated, “DoorDash’s mission has been to empower local economies. We’re proud that we’ve largely fulfilled our commitment as part of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health and provide on-demand delivery of SNAP-eligible groceries to people across all 50 states and D.C.”

With the addition of the partners added in March, SNAP/EBT payments for on-demand DoorDash delivery of eligible groceries is now supported in more than 6,000 locations across the United States. Other retailers added in the expansion included ACME Markets, Food City, Hy-Vee, Jewel-Osco, Kings Food Markets, Pavilions, Randalls, Shaw’s, Star Market, Stater Bros. Markets, Tom Thumb, and Vons. Other participating stores include ALDI, Albertsons, Safeway, Meijer and some 7-Eleven locations.