CalFresh EBT Card

Stores that accept EBT online in California (For Delivery or Pickup)

Under the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot launched by the USDA 2019, 49 states including California now allow food stamps SNAP beneficiaries to shop and pay for groceries online. This includes retail giants like Amazon and Walmart, plus the online grocery shopping platform Instacart. In this post, we are going to provide a list of grocery stores that accept EBT online in California.

In addition, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about using CalFresh EBT card online for grocery purchases.

Stores that accept EBT online in California

Here’s the updated list of stores that accept CalFresh EBT online for delivery and pick-up.
We will continue to update this list as the USDA adds more grocery stores.

  • Albertsons
  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Cardenas Markets
  • Food 4 Less
  • FoodMaxx
  • Lucky Supermarkets
  • Pavilions
  • Rancho San Miguel Markets
  • Safeway
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Super King Market
  • Superior Grocers
  • The Market by Superior
  • Vons
  • Walmart
  • Whole Foods

Note that some of these stores accept EBT through Instacart.

For helps with shopping using Instacart, see our post on California stores that accept CalFresh on Instacart.

FAQ on using EBT online in California

Here are the most frequently asked questions about using an EBT card to shop online and about California EBT Card in general:

Can I order online and pick up my items?

Yes. However, the option to pick up your online items is dependent on which retailer you purchase from.

For example, when you buy your groceries online using your EBT card through Amazon, you cannot select pick-up.

When you buy your groceries online using your EBT card through Walmart, you can schedule a grocery pick-up at no charge.

Other grocery stores that accept CalFresh online, like Albertsons, Safeway, and Vons, provide the option to “Drive Up and Go”, where you bring your EBT card to the pickup area to make payment and receive your items purchased.

Is there a delivery fee for using CalFresh Online?

It depends on the retailer.

When you spend $35 or more on groceries online from Amazon, home delivery is free.

Also, depending on the location, a delivery fee may vary from $3.99 to $7 for food purchases less than $35.

Additionally, groceries purchased online with an EBT card from Walmart Grocery are subject to a delivery fee varying from $7.95 to $9.95 depending on location.

You can save money on delivery fees with Walmart by signing up for unlimited delivery for $12.95 per month or $98 per year.

Can I Use EBT at Target online?

Yes. Starting in late 2022, Target will start accepting SNAP EBT payments online through the company’s delivery service, Shipt.

SNAP EBT cardholders will be able to use their EBT card at checkout just like they’d use a credit or debit card.

In addition, they can choose same-day Drive Up or Order Pickup options at no additional cost.

Also, same-day grocery delivery will be available at Target.com for $9.99.

Does DoorDash take EBT?

No. Food delivery apps such as DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, and PostMates do not currently accept EBT SNAP benefits.

Even though California participates in the Restaurant Meals Program, which allows eligible EBT cardholders to purchase hot foods, the program does not currently apply to food delivery apps like DoorDash.

Stores that accept EBT online in California Summary

We hope this post on Stores that accept EBT online in California was helpful.

Questions?

If you have further questions about California SNAP or EBT Card, please let us know in the comments section below.

Also, be sure to check out our other articles about California SNAP and EBT, including:

Kwame Kuadey

Kwame Kuadey writes about personal finance and the social safety net. His career started in banking but he caught the entrepreneurial bug and has spent the last decade building successful businesses, including an Inc. 500 Company. Kwame believes everyone has the power to improve their quality of life by seeking knowledge and taking action. In 2012, Kwame founded Empower Media to help low-income households improve their financial situation. His expertise is in topics relevant to low-income households, including government benefits and assistance, banking products, access to credit, plus tools & resources to help reduce income volatility and build wealth. Kwame has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, ABC, and NPR.

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