Connecting with the communities we serve

Our commitment

As the leading retail enablement platform, we believe that we have a responsibility to help communities experiencing food insecurity through expanding the number of retailers that accept EBT SNAP as a form of payment, grocery donations, disaster relief, volunteer opportunities and giving campaigns.

Addressing food insecurity

For families on EBT SNAP, who often have transportation challenges or are stretched between jobs and family commitments, grocery delivery has the potential to help. In partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, Instacart has helped lead the way in offering more opportunities for grocery access, developing a certification process for retailers to accept EBT SNAP online. Today, Instacart supports over 40 retailers with EBT SNAP across 5,600 stores in 39 states and Washington D.C., reaching more than 25 million people experiencing food insecurity.  

Learn more about how we are expanding our EBT SNAP offering and increasing food access for those in need.

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Partnering for greater impact

In our effort to connect people to the food they love and need, we are forging important partnerships to help communities thrive. We are proud to highlight some of our national non-profit partners focused on food insecurity and accessibility.

Instacart is a member of this diverse coalition of corporations, non-profit groups, universities, associations, individuals and others working together to pursue policies, programs and partnerships to fight hunger.

As part of our partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Instacart piloted a program to reduce summer hunger with Boys & Girls Clubs in St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Northern Alabama and Los Angeles. Instacart’s support enabled the clubs to provide snacks, meals and groceries to more than 8,500 youth and their families.

As a Feeding America Guiding Partner, Instacart donated nearly 7 million meals from 2019-2021 to Feeding America’s network of food banks through a variety of internal and external giving campaigns, including our #GiveFromTheCart challenges and disaster relief campaigns.

In partnership with No Kid Hungry and the University of Kentucky, Instacart is supporting a research project to better understand how online grocery could be improved to meet the needs of families with low incomes.

Instacart supports World Central Kitchen’s (WCK) Climate Disaster Fund, helping provide meals to people whose lives have been turned upside down by climate-related disasters.


Since 2020, Instacart has championed various giving campaigns to benefit hunger-relief organizations. 

Groceries for Good: For #GivingTuesday2021, Instacart partnered with 80+ national and local nonprofits to help customers turn their groceries into good. During that week, when customers bought groceries on Instacart, one meal was donated to the nonprofit of their choice at no extra cost to them. In total, Instacart donated over 250,000 meals during this campaign.

Our Impact:

As of December 2021


Meals donated to communities in need


Donated to community organizations