As part of our ongoing work to broaden food access, DoorDash (NYSE: DASH), the local commerce platform, will begin accepting SNAP/EBT payments on the platform with multiple grocery partners including ALDI, Albertsons, Safeway, Meijer, and participating 7-Eleven® stores. With these partnerships, more than 4,000 grocery and convenience locations nationwide will soon offer SNAP/EBT payment capabilities on DoorDash for on-demand delivery of eligible grocery items.
To offer more savings to consumers and help reduce barriers to fresh groceries, DoorDash will offer SNAP recipients all the benefits of a DashPass membership—our membership program that offers $0 delivery fees on eligible orders that meet minimum subtotals from thousands of restaurants, grocery, and convenience stores nationwide—free for two months.*
“The rise of on-demand grocery delivery has had a transformational impact on food access. This is especially true for vulnerable populations, including seniors, people living in food deserts, and those facing disability or transportation barriers,” said Fuad Hannon, VP of New Verticals at DoorDash. “We’re proud to partner with these merchants to offer SNAP recipients access to quality groceries conveniently through our platform. Through the power of local delivery, enabling SNAP/EBT payments can make a profound impact on reducing food insecurity and connecting people to groceries and the essential items they need.”
Today, customers can order SNAP/EBT-eligible grocery items on DoorDash at the following merchants:
ALDI - Starting in July, customers can access and purchase SNAP-eligible grocery products from over 2,200 ALDI locations across 38 states. Products include their award-winning, fresh, and affordable groceries as well as the highly sought-after ALDI Finds, all at the low prices customers count on from ALDI.
Albertsons and Safeway - Customers can order from DoorDash SNAP-eligible items at nearly 900 Safeway and 380 Albertsons locations nationwide. Partnering with DoorDash allows shoppers to use their EBT cards to make online purchases for home delivery, which is a critical part of Albertsons’ ongoing efforts to create a flexible and convenient shopping experience for all customers. Additionally, customers can connect their DoorDash account to the grocer’s loyalty program - Safeway for U™ or Albertsons for U™ - to earn points towards gas and grocery rewards with their purchases at participating store locations.
Meijer - Starting in July, customers can access fresh, high-quality food, from dairy and eggs to local produce to fresh meat and fish, in over 260 locations.
7-Eleven - Starting in July, Customers can order delivery from over 130 7-Eleven stores across the U.S. for a variety of convenience items, food and beverages.
DoorDash’s Ongoing Work to Ensure Food is Accessible and Affordable to All Customers
DoorDash launched on-demand grocery delivery in 2020. Today, DoorDash has more than 100,000 non-restaurant stores across its Marketplace and Drive platforms across North America with more than 98% of DoorDash’s monthly customers in the U.S. having access to a non-restaurant store on DoorDash. With our growth beyond restaurants, we’re excited to offer on-demand access to grocery and convenience stores on DoorDash with partners including Albertsons Cos. banner stores, Walgreens, BJ’s, Grocery Outlet, and Dollar General, creating more opportunities for consumers to get everything they need in a convenient way. With more than 4,000 stores accepting SNAP/EBT payments on DoorDash, we are proud to help broaden food access to more than 2.3M people who are living in USDA-defined food deserts and over 4.3M people living in communities where over 1 in 10 households receive SNAP/EBT benefits, according to data compiled by DoorDash.**
Project DASH, DoorDash’s initiative to empower food banks, food pantries, and other social impact organizations, powers the delivery of food to people experiencing food insecurity. To date, an estimated 80 million meals have been delivered via Project DASH. Our work to expand the availability of SNAP/EBT on DoorDash reflects our commitment to expanding access to nutritious food and healthy choices in support of the White Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
Enabling SNAP recipients to order groceries through DoorDash can help families meet childcare and work obligations, relieve seniors of the potential stress of going to the grocery store, and support people with disabilities who face mobility issues by allowing them to access nutritious food efficiently and affordably with same-day delivery. We look forward to serving SNAP-utilizing households and expanding food access by providing them the opportunity to use their SNAP benefits at their favorite grocery stores in a way that offers choice and convenience.
“The Alliance to End Hunger is happy to see DoorDash expand its offerings with the inclusion of SNAP recipients. A key issue to ensure food security across the country is improved access, and DoorDash is taking a positive and commonsense step in today’s tech-friendly world,” said Eric Mitchell, Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger.
Consumers can add a SNAP/EBT card directly to the payment method section of the DoorDash app, under 'Program Cards.’ Once their card is added, they’ll receive an email with a unique link to redeem their free DashPass membership for two months with a few clicks and start saving.
DoorDash (NYSE: DASH) is a technology company that connects consumers with their favorite local businesses in more than 25 countries across the globe. Founded in 2013, DoorDash builds products and services to help businesses innovate, grow, and reach more customers. DoorDash is building infrastructure for local commerce, enabling merchants to thrive in the convenience economy, giving consumers access to more of their communities, and providing work that empowers. With DoorDash, there is a neighborhood of good in every order.
ALDI is one of America’s fastest-growing retailers, serving millions of customers across the country each month. When it comes to value, ALDI won’t be beat on price. ALDI has been No. 1 for price according to the dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index Report for six years running.**** Since 1976, ALDI has offered a unique shopping experience where customers never have to compromise on quality, selection or value. In fact, 1 in 3 ALDI-brand products are award-winning.***** Customers can save time and money by conveniently shopping in-store or online at shop.aldi.us. ALDI also proudly serves as a Feeding America Leadership Partner, donating 30 million pounds of food each year in an effort to end hunger in America. For more information about ALDI, visit aldi.us.
**** According to the dunnhumby® ©2023 Retailer Preference Index.
****** As of February 2022, based on a survey of everyday nationally-distributed ALDI-exclusive branded products (excluding produce).
About Albertsons Companies
Albertsons Companies is a leading food and drug retailer in the United States. As of February 25, 2023, the Company operated 2,271 retail stores with 1,722 pharmacies, 401 associated fuel centers, 22 dedicated distribution centers and 19 manufacturing facilities. The Company operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia with 24 banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’;s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, Kings Food Markets and Balducci’s Food Lovers Market. The Company is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood. In 2022, along with the Albertsons Companies Foundation, the Company contributed more than $200 million in food and financial support, including more than $40 million through our Nourishing Neighbors Program to ensure those living in our communities and those impacted by disasters have enough to eat.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 501 supercenters, neighborhood markets, Meijer Grocery and Express locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer has a fundamental philosophy aimed at strengthening the communities it serves and proudly donates more than 6 percent of its net profit each year to charities throughout the Midwest. With hunger as a corporate philanthropic focus, Meijer partners with hundreds of food banks and pantries through its Simply Give and food rescue programs. The retailer's other primary pillars of giving include Diversity & Inclusion, local giving, sustainability, and health and wellness. For additional information on Meijer philanthropy, please visit https://meijercommunity.com/home. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.
About 7-Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name in the U.S. convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 13,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to 7-Eleven stores, 7-Eleven, Inc. operates and franchises Speedway®, Stripes®, Laredo Taco Company ® and Raise the Roost® Chicken and Biscuits locations. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality sandwiches, salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings and mini beef tacos. 7-Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products at an outstanding value. Customers can earn and redeem points on various items in stores nationwide through its 7Rewards® and Speedy Rewards® loyalty programs with more than 80 million members, place an order in the 7NOW® delivery app in over 95% of the convenience retailer’s footprint, or rely on 7-Eleven for other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.
* TERMS & CONDITIONS
Offer valid for new DashPass subscribers only. Must add a verified SNAP/EBT card as a Saved Payment Method on DoorDash. Must redeem offer no later than 12/31/23. DashPass benefits available for 2 months from date of offer redemption. DashPass benefits apply only to eligible orders that meet the minimum subtotal listed on DoorDash for each participating merchant. Other fees, taxes, and gratuity still apply. DashPass terms (including how to cancel) here.
**Based on census tract population data in the DoorDash service area. DoorDash service areas can map to multiple census tracts. DoorDash defines a ‘food desert’ using the following definition provided by the USDA in the Food Access Research Atlas 2019: “Low-income census tracts where a significant number (at least 500 people) or share (at least 33 percent) of the population is greater than 1 mile from the nearest supermarket, supercenter, or large grocery store for an urban area or greater than 10 miles for a rural area.”
*** Based on census tract information on Project DASH recipients.