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Meijer to accept SNAP benefits through its app

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Meijer to accept SNAP benefits through its app

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Midwest retailer Meijer is now accepting the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through its Meijer app to expand access to more than 100,000 items of healthy foods and produce.

The new payment capability enables SNAP participants to pay for their Meijer app orders using an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The move enacts at the same time that Midwest families are set to receive $40 each month in summer EBT benefits for each SNAP-eligible school-aged child to buy groceries.

“Meijer is a family company committed to serving other families across the Midwest,” said Calli Schmid, vice president of grocery for Meijer. “By accepting SNAP benefits on the Meijer app, we are providing participants with more options and flexibility to shop for the groceries they need and want, while also reducing barriers that may prevent them from eating well.”

Other benefits for SNAP participants included in the move include a 10 percent discount on SNAP purchases of qualifying produce thanks to a waiver granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2022, pickup and home delivery through the app, and access to the Flashfood app, which allows customers to purchase surplus close-dated food at a deep discount.

The Meijer app is available for free on iOS and Android devices and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. SNAP customers can link their EBT card to their Meijer account online or at any Meijer Customer Service desk. Once linked, they can use their EBT card as a payment method on the app and choose from various delivery and pickup options either in-person or online.


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