• Yahoo Finance reports that Instacart is aiming "to connect even more low-income households to its service with the announcement of a new, discounted Instacart+ membership for SNAP participants nationwide. The program is part of the company’s Instacart Health initiative, which is designed to promote healthier food and living.
"SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is a U.S. Department of Agriculture program that provides financial assistance to help low-income Americans buy food. The benefits are processed through the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card system … Instacart said that beginning on Dec. 20, 2022, anyone who has used an EBT card to purchase groceries on Instacart in the past six months can get an Instacart+ membership at $4.99 a month for 12 months — a 50% savings off the regular price. Instacart+ lets households access free delivery and pickup on orders over $35. It also offers 5% credit back on pickup orders and reduced service fees on every order."