Amazon launches SNAP payment pilot in 4 states

Amazon now allows federal benefit payments to be used for online grocery purchases in several states. The company is participating in a pilot program with the Department of Agriculture, allowing SNAP recipients to use their benefits for grocery home delivery. Participants can shop within the grocery selection on AmazonFresh and Prime Pantry without paying a membership fee or shipping on many orders. However, those who partake in the pilot are not able to use SNAP funds toward service fees or delivery charges. Chain Store Age has the story. 

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