Wegmans announced it is now accepting Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) payments for online grocery orders made via www.wegmans.com and the Wegmans app. Customers who use EBT SNAP as their payment will receive free delivery for three orders.
“Each week, thousands of Wegmans orders are placed on the Wegmans app and website, and we continue to hear from customers that it would be helpful to be able to use their SNAP benefits when placing an order,” said Erica Tickle, Wegmans vice president of e-commerce. “Adding this functionality is an important step to further increase access to healthy food throughout the communities we serve.”
A press release stated, “Wegmans makes it easy for EBT SNAP participants to find SNAP-eligible items by allowing customers to apply a filter, displaying only those items that qualify for the benefits. Customers can add their SNAP EBT card to their account profile or during checkout, and will have the ability to designate the amount charged to their benefits.
“SNAP funds can only be used for SNAP-eligible items, requiring a secondary form of payment to be submitted for non-SNAP-eligible items and fees.”
Wegmans Corporate Nutrition Manager Trish Kazacos said, “Through this initiative, we’re supporting our company mission of helping people live healthier, better lives through food. Over the last year, we’ve focused on developing tools and resources to help all our customers plan and shop for foods that support health. Accepting EBT SNAP for online orders helps to increase access to affordable, nutritious foods.”
The press release said, “Wegmans’ new ‘Feel Your Best’ online resource was designed to help customers create balanced meals; develop healthy eating habits; simplify meal planning and shopping; and find flavorful meals, including options for special diets. On the website, customers have access to a variety of resources, including recipes for meals as low as $2 a serving, tips for maximizing features in the Wegmans app to make shopping quick and easy, and how to use Wegmans’ wellness keys to quickly see which Wegmans Brand products and recipes meet specific diet needs. Visit the ‘Feel Your Best’ page for more tools and resources for creating a healthy lifestyle.”
Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is a regional supermarket chain with 110 stores located along the East Coast. The family company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE magazine for 25 consecutive years, ranking No. 3 in 2022. The company also ranked No. 5 for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 2022 Axios Harris Poll 100 Reputation Quotient study.