Posted Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
ShopRites, Amazon, Walmart and Fresh Grocers to Accept Orders
Residents from Morris County and throughout the state who are enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.
Online shopping will be available through participating Walmarts, ShopRites, The Fresh Grocers, and Amazon.
SNAP recipients will be able to use their benefits card to order groceries from Amazon starting on Wednesday, May 27.
Any Walmart, ShopRite and The Fresh Grocer that already provide online shopping will also accept online ordering with SNAP benefits starting on Thursday, May 28.
“Online grocery shopping is another important step in our efforts to get affordable groceries to New Jerseyans during this public health emergency,” said state Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson. “Having the option to order groceries online is more important than ever as we all work together to stay-at-home as much as possible.”
NJ SNAP currently serves about 700,000 New Jerseyans in 356,000 households, including 7,500 in Morris County, with the monthly SNAP benefit based on household size and income.
Recipients will be able to use their Families First Electronic Benefits Transfer card to purchase eligible groceries from the participating retailers. However, under federal rules, SNAP benefits cannot be used to pay for delivery fees.
New Jersey received federal approval for online SNAP grocery shopping from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Visit njhelps.org to learn more and apply for food assistance and other benefits.