Can I Use My Food Stamps on Doordash

Can I use my food stamps on Doordash? This is a popular question among those who rely on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Unfortunately, the answer is no. SNAP benefits cannot be used to purchase food from restaurants, including those that offer delivery through Doordash. This is because SNAP is intended to provide assistance with the purchase of groceries and other food items that can be prepared at home. Doordash, on the other hand, is a restaurant delivery service that provides prepared meals.

DoorDash Restrictions

Unfortunately, you cannot use your food stamps on DoorDash directly. Food stamps, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), are only accepted at authorized retailers. These retailers include grocery stores, convenience stores, and farmers markets.

DoorDash is a third-party delivery service that does not accept food stamps directly. However, there are ways to use DoorDash with food stamps.

Options for Using Food Stamps on DoorDash

  • Use a third-party app. There are a few apps that allow you to use your food stamps on DoorDash. These apps include:
    • Instacart
    • Shipt
    • Walmart Grocery
  • Purchase DoorDash gift cards with food stamps. You can purchase DoorDash gift cards at select retailers that accept food stamps. Once you have a gift card, you can use it to pay for DoorDash orders.
  • Use a P-EBT card. If you are a SNAP recipient with children, you may be eligible for a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) card. P-EBT cards can be used to purchase food online, including from DoorDash.
SNAP Eligibility
IncomeHousehold SizeSNAP Benefits
up to 130% of the poverty level1$250 per month
2$430 per month
3$590 per month
4$740 per month
5$880 per month
6$1,020 per month
7$1,160 per month
8$1,300 per month

Note: SNAP eligibility requirements vary by state. For more information, please contact your local SNAP office.

Shopping and Delivery with Doordash and Food Stamps

Unfortunately, you cannot directly use your Food Stamps (EBT) card to purchase food and groceries on Doordash. However, there are several alternative options available that can make using Doordash with Food Stamps possible.

Alternative Options

  • Restaurant Meal Program (RMP): Participating restaurants accept EBT cards as a form of payment, allowing you to use your Food Stamps to buy meals for takeout or delivery.
  • Walmart Grocery Pickup & Delivery: You can use your EBT card at Walmart to pay for groceries online, and then opt for pickup at the store or choose delivery services like Doordash to deliver your groceries to your preferred location.
  • Third-Party Delivery Services: Some third-party delivery services, such as Grubhub and Uber Eats, partner with participating grocery stores and restaurants that accept EBT cards. This allows you to order food and groceries using your EBT card through these delivery platforms.

It’s important to note that the availability of these alternative options may vary depending on your location and specific grocery stores and restaurants.

General Process

  1. Check Eligibility: Confirm if your state participates in the Restaurant Meal Program (RMP) or has partnerships with grocery stores and restaurants that accept EBT cards for online ordering and delivery services.
  2. Sign Up: If available in your area, register for the RMP or create accounts with the participating grocery stores and delivery platforms to access the EBT payment option.
  3. Place Your Order: Browse the participating restaurants or grocery stores, add items to your cart, and proceed to checkout.
  4. Select EBT Payment: During checkout, choose the EBT payment option and follow the prompts to enter your EBT card information securely.
  5. Complete the Purchase: Review your order, confirm the payment method, and submit the order for processing.
  6. Receive Your Order: Depending on your chosen delivery option, your food or groceries will be delivered to your specified location or ready for pickup at the designated store.
Participating Platforms and Services
Platform/ServiceEBT Payment OptionDelivery or Pickup
Restaurant Meal Program (RMP)Yes, at participating restaurantsDelivery or takeout
Walmart Grocery Pickup & DeliveryYes, for online grocery ordersPickup at store or delivery
GrubhubYes, at participating grocery stores and restaurantsDelivery
Uber EatsYes, at participating grocery stores and restaurantsDelivery

Acceptable Payment Methods

Food stamps cannot be used directly on DoorDash.

The following payment methods are accepted on DoorDash:

  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • PayPal
  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay
  • Venmo
  • DashPass subscription
  • DoorDash gift cards

For a complete list of accepted payment methods, please visit the DoorDash website.

DoorDash Payment Methods
Payment MethodDescription
Credit cardsVisa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
Debit cardsVisa, Mastercard, Discover
PayPalPayPal account
Apple PayApple Pay account
Google PayGoogle Pay account
VenmoVenmo account
DashPass subscriptionMonthly subscription that offers free delivery and other perks
DoorDash gift cardsGift cards purchased from DoorDash or authorized retailers

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