Allow EBT recipients to order groceries online during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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I think during this crisis all the food delivery services like Instacart and Shipt should accept EBT as a form of payment for the food, and offer EBT customers reduced or free shipping. Most of us people on food assistance are disabled and at high risk for catching COVID-19.  

Some states allow EBT recipients to order groceries on Amazon, but most states don’t have this option. Please share so people with disabilities can also get food safely!! 

 It’s a problem when the people most in need of grocery delivery cannot access this much needed service and use their EBT card to pay for their food. Offering a waived or reduced delivery fee would help ease the burden of the most vulnerable population of our society. 

My husband and I are both disabled and at risk for catching COVID. We have a toddler as well who would suffer greatly if I brought home this terrible illness. My physical limitations also make grocery shopping difficult and incredibly painful. Offering grocery delivery services to people who are on EBT helps us to continue being responsible and practicing social distancing. 

I think this service should remain available AFTER the pandemic as well. I believe it would combat poor nutrition due to “food deserts.”