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EBT Online

As of April 28, 2020 you can use your EBT card to make purchases online.

Individuals and families can purchase groceries online for home delivery using their EBT card at Amazon and Walmart. Groceries can also be purchased online for pick up at participating Albertsons, Safeway, and Vons locations. If you receive CalWORKs, you may also be able to use your cash benefits to make purchases online at Wal-Mart.

California expedited implementation of EBT online purchasing in response to COVID-19. Allowing for EBT online purchases will support vulnerable populations in meeting their nutrition needs, especially while a statewide stay at home order remains in place. California is actively working to expand the number of stores that accept EBT online in the future.

EBT Online Purchasing is coming to SAFEWAY/ALBERTSONS/VONS
We are excited to announce the latest retailer to accept EBT online. Safeway/Albertsons/Vons is joining a growing number of California retailers accepting EBT for online purchases. Starting June 2021, Safeway/Albertsons/Vons will begin accepting EBT payments online at 61 stores throughout central and northern California. Please check the list here (English) (Spanish) for a store near you. Also check back here regularly to see what new stores have started accepting EBT online

CalFresh provides monthly food benefits that help individuals and families buy healthy, nutritious food! Even if temporary, individuals and families who have experienced a change in their circumstances and need additional help may apply for CalFresh. Californian’s can visit to apply or call 1-877-847-3663 (FOOD) to be connected to their local county social service office.

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