Stop & Shop Now Accepting EBT Card Payments for Online Orders Published on Friday, August 27, 2021 The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to share a prominent Rhode Island retailer is now accepting EBT card payments for online orders. Stop & Shop is joining the growing list of Online Purchasing Program participants, which allows families to purchase groceries online using their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, which are federally funded and state administered through our Department. The Online Purchasing Program was implemented by the federal Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) during the pandemic as a way to help vulnerable families stay safe while buying essential groceries. This community retailer joins Aldi’s, Amazon, BJ's Wholesale Club and Walmart in accepting EBT payments online. Taxes, fees, and related driver tips cannot be deducted from EBT balances. "Offering EBT payment online is an integral part of Stop & Shop’s commitment to serving our communities,” said Gordon Reid, President of Stop & Shop, in its recent news release about the online option. “We’re proud to make accessibility to healthy food easier and more convenient, especially for those impacted by the pandemic.” Added interim DHS Director Celia J. Blue, “Our mission at DHS is that all Rhode Islanders have the opportunity to thrive at home, work and in the community, but you can’t flourish without the life essentials – such as food, housing and employment, It is why increasing access to healthy food and other basic needs continues to be at the core of what we do daily. We are very excited to have Stop & Shop add this much-needed online shopping option for our SNAP recipients." Items eligible for purchase with SNAP benefits will be labeled accordingly. For more information, or to place a delivery or pickup order with Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com/new-customer. You can also purchase groceries with Stop & Stop through Instacart at https://www.instacart.com/stop-shop. Read more about all the participating retailers here.