Retail giant Target will let shoppers pay for online orders of food using SNAP benefits starting later this year, joining competitors Amazon and Walmart.
Target customers will receive their food orders through the company’s delivery service arm Shipt, and the option to pay with food stamps will likely begin in late April, the company told Reuters. Customers will be able to use their electronic benefits transfer, or EBT, card at checkout the same way they would use a debit or credit card.
“That’s why the digital SNAP payment option we’re rolling out this year is so important to food and beverage,” Target’s chief food and beverage officer, Rick Gomez, said earlier this month during an earnings call. “It’s going to make our entire experience, in-store and online, accessible to all families, allowing them to shop on their terms, regardless of how they pay for their groceries.”CBS News