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Safeway adds services for SNAP recipients

By , Columbian staff writer
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Safeway stores in Washington are now offering additional online and in-store services for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, recipients. The added services are aimed at lowering rates of food insecurity in the state and increasing access to healthy food.

Added services include:

  • Produce matching — SNAP recipients who buy $10 worth of produce using SNAP dollars will be given a $10 produce coupon.
  • Online shopping — SNAP recipients can now shop, keep track of benefits and see where SNAP dollars are being spent online. Recipients can also have their online order packed for them for pickup at any Safeway store through Safeway’s Drive Up & Go program.
  • Home delivery — SNAP recipients who have transportation issues can now have their groceries delivered.

Safeway is also providing local clinics with produce coupons and grocery cards so doctors can provide immediate assistance when they identify someone who is experiencing food insecurity.

For more information on Safeway’s new benefits for SNAP customers, visit https://www.safeway.com/shop/lp/snap-ebt-pay-at-pickup.html.

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