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Kroger now accepts EBT payments

April 19, 2023

Kroger Now Accepts EBT paymentsWesterville, OH (April 17, 2023) – The Kroger Columbus Division announced that it now accepts EBT payment for all online grocery orders. EBT payments are now enabled for digital orders, too.

"Thousands of Kroger shoppers place digital orders every week," said Melissa Stimac, Vice President of Operations for Kroger Columbus Division. "Now, we are opening our digital grocery shopping experience to more people, with fresh, affordable food conveniently available through Pickup or Delivery. Kroger believes in being Fresh for Everyone, and this is another important way we are connecting our neighbors to the foods that will help them live healthier, thriving lives."

Kroger has accepted Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for many years. Now Kroger Columbus Division customers can use EBT payments to purchase groceries through the Kroger app or at

SNAP is funded by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service and serves in partnership with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio State University Extension (SNAP-Ed).

This new payment option opens new opportunities for customers to access fresh, healthy, SNAP-eligible foods in a way that is most convenient.

To begin placing digital orders today, customers can create an account through the Kroger app or at Simply add an EBT account number as a new card under "My Account" and "Wallet." Fill a cart with SNAP-eligible items, select a convenient Pickup or Delivery time and checkout. Once in the checkout screen, select EBT as the payment method and enter the PIN to confirm the order.

Customers can begin exploring healthier options using Kroger’s OptUP nutrition rating system, easily accessible through the Kroger app or at As customers fill their carts, they can see a nutrition score for their favorite items and explore "better-for-you" alternatives. They can also shop items that are aligned to specialized diets, including low sodium, no sugar added or contains probiotics.

About Kroger
At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit™. We are, across our family of companies nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless digital shopping experience and retail food stores under a variety of banner names, serving America through food inspiration and uplift, and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.