2020-81: SNAP: Online Purchasing Program


In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) allowed states to submit plans to participate in an online purchasing pilot program. This option promotes equity and safety for Massachusetts residents receiving SNAP benefits, as it allows SNAP households access to the same purchasing choices as other shoppers. Massachusetts implemented the online purchasing program effective May 29, 2020.

The terms of the pilot allow DTA SNAP clients to use their SNAP benefits to make online purchases at Amazon and Walmart, the two FNS-approved retailers. Delivery service is available through either retailer, while curb side pick-up is available at Walmart.

TAFDC and EAEDC benefits may not be used to make online purchases at this time.

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