- Department of Transitional Assistance
Boston — Massachusetts residents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can now use their SNAP EBT benefits to buy groceries online from Daily Table stores for pickup and delivery. Daily Table is the eighth SNAP online retailer in the Commonwealth, joining BJs, Stop & Shop, Walmart and Amazon, as well as ALDI, Hannaford, Price Chopper and Stop & Shop via Instacart. Across retailers,’ residents have spent over $125 million in SNAP benefits to-date buying groceries online.
Daily Table is a Massachusetts nonprofit grocery store with three locations in Roxbury, Dorchester and Cambridge. Customers can shop online at DailyTable.org or through the Daily Table mobile app. They are currently offering free grocery delivery to customers within a two-mile radius of each of its stores. Daily Table is a participating partner store with the City of Boston’s Double Up Food Bucks Program.
Similar to using SNAP benefits to purchase food in a store, benefits can be used to buy SNAP-eligible foods online, including fresh produce, frozen foods, dairy and eggs. SNAP benefits cannot be used to pay for fees, like delivery fees. Economic assistance programs benefits received through DTA, which include Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC), Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC), and State Supplement Payments (SSP) cannot be used to purchase items online at this time.
The USDA approves all retailers for participation in this program. Interested retailers can visit: www.FNS.USDA.gov/SNAP. For more information on the Massachusetts program, visit www.Mass.gov/SNAPOnline.
Residents can check their SNAP eligibility and apply online at www.DTAConnect.com or on the DTA Assistance Line at (877) 382-2363. SNAP is not considered in a public charge test. If one is not a US citizen or eligible immigrant, it is safe for them to get SNAP for an eligible family member (like a US citizen child). Currently, households are temporarily receiving increased SNAP benefit amounts and it is now easier than ever to apply.
DTA assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long term economic self-sufficiency. DTA serves one in seven residents of the Commonwealth with direct economic assistance and food assistance, as well as workforce training opportunities.