Online Grocery Shopping For SNAP Recipients
Families and individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with transportation challenges have struggled with their food shopping needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to address this concern, recipients in Connecticut are now allowed to use food stamps to order groceries online at locations including ShopRite, Amazon and Walmart. EBT cards may be used to buy food for delivery or curbside pickup.
More information about the SNAP change, participating locations and household size and benefit guidelines can be foundHERE.
In addition, the Department of Social Services will be providing $16.3 million in emergency SNAP benefits to nearly half of Connecticut’s participants on Friday, June 12, 2020 – adding to the $50.2 million in emergency benefits disbursed in April and May.