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SNAP customers can use benefits for Walmart grocery pickup

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 16:53:09-04

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Marylanders who rely on federal SNAP benefits, a program commonly referred to as “food stamps,” can now use those vouchers to purchase groceries from pickup locations at area Walmarts, the company announced Monday.

The change is part of Walmart’s pay at pickup option, allowing families using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can pay with their EBT card when they arrive to pick up their groceries from one of 10 locations in the Baltimore area.

To utilize the program, customers can visit Walmart.com/grocery or use the Walmart Grocery mobile app to place their orders, entering their zip code to find the closest Walmart, and creating a shopping list. At checkout, select EBT card as a payment option and say when you’ll pick up.

Once a customer arrives at the store, they will park in a reserved space for pick ups and call a designated number to alert a store employee of their arrival. The employee will then come out with the order, and the customer can pay with their EBT card.