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Does DoorDash Take EBT?

Does DoorDash Take EBT?

Can you use EBT on DoorDash? The question of whether DoorDash accepts EBT (also known as SNAP or food stamps) is one that’s often asked, since figuring out what you can buy with SNAP benefits can be difficult if you’re not totally familiar with what qualifies. What you can buy with your EBT card can often disappoint or surprise us!

Will DoorDash accept EBT as payment?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. While there are some delivery and online food services that do accept EBT, DoorDash is not one of them.

This is because SNAP restricts EBT cards from being used to buy hot or pre-prepared food. Below is a list of the types of food that you can typically pay for with EBT:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Grains
  • Cereal
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Dairy
  • Seeds or food-producing plants

Although DoorDash will sometimes deliver from grocery or convenience stores, it usually only delivers food from restaurants. Food from restaurants would qualify as food meant for immediate consumption, AKA the hot and prepared food that EBT will not pay for. Because of this, DoorDash hasn’t applied to qualify for people being able to spend EBT cards with them because most of the food they serve would not be eligible for payment through the EBT card.

To learn more about what you can and cannot buy with your EBT card, you can click on this link and this link to read in-depth articles on the subject. You can also go to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website by clicking here to see what they list as being eligible or ineligible.

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Which delivery services will accept EBT?

DoorDash may not accept payment via EBT cards, but there are plenty of other ways you can order food online with your benefits!

Below is a list of some places you can order online with EBT:

  • Instacart
  • Walmart
  • Amazon
  • Kroger
  • Dillon’s
  • Ralph’s
  • Pick’n Save
  • Food 4 Less
  • Aldi
  • Food Lion
  • Publix
  • FoodMaxx
  • Hannaford
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Price Chopper

We have several other articles that will go more into depth about these services and help you learn how to use your EBT card to pay for the food.

This article titled “7 Ways to Get Grocery Delivery with EBT” discusses Instacart, Amazon, and Walmart as grocery delivery serves.

This article titled “Where Can I Order Food Online With EBT?” also talks about Instacart, Amazon, and Walmart. It mentions a few other places specific to some states, such as:

  • Fresh Direct
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club Albertson’s
  • Wright’s Market
  • ShopRite

You can also go to the official U.S. Department of Agriculture website to see which stores in which states are a part of their program allowing EBT to be used for online delivery. Click this link to go to the website.

If you’re wondering whether you can use your EBT cash online, this article titled “Can you spend cash EBT online?” may be able to help you!

For general non-food EBT benefits, this article titled “These Fast Food Restaurants Accept EBT!” may be able to help. It goes into depth about benefits outside of what fast food restaurants accept EBT. The article discusses services available with Snap including the Restaurant Meals Program, museum discounts, and places to pick fresh fruit.

What other resources does Low Income Relief have?

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With her years of researching and writing experience, Chloe uses her experience and her passion for helping others to help you get the financial aid you deserve.