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. Instacart has enabled EBT SNAP online payment nationwide with more than 85 retailers and banners, including ALDI, Food Lion, Publix, The Save Mart Companies and Price Chopper/Market 32, spanning more than 10,000 stores across 49 states and Washington D.C.


Today, we estimate that over 95% of the more than 30 million people experiencing nutrition insecurity in the U.S. have access to delivery via Instacart

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.

Instacart is proud to be a Guiding Partner to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. To date, we have donated over 11 million meals to Feeding America via charitable donations and giving 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.

Instacart recently launched Community Carts, a new feature that reimagines traditional food drives, making it easy for people to donate groceries that food banks need most with the Instacart App. Community Carts gives consumers the opportunity to participate in crowdsourced cart building for good by donating groceries to more than 100 local Feeding America member food banks across the United States, with delivery and service fees waived on every donation order.

We’re proud to share that over the 2022 holiday season, more than 2,000 Instacart customers generously contributed to a Community Cart, altogether donating more than 37,000 groceries and essentials to more than 100 Feeding America® member food banks across the country!

Our Impact:

As of December 2021


Meals donated to communities in need


Donated to community organizations