Meijer offers free home delivery to customers receiving food assistance benefits

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Meijer is offering free home delivery through Dec. 31 to customers who pay for their groceries using a federal food assistance program for low-income families.

The Walker-based retailer said in a statement the move is part of an effort to “increase access to healthy and affordable food and reduce food insecurity.”

“For example, earlier this year, we added SNAP benefits for online orders, as well as discounts on produce for SNAP customers,” the retailer said in a news release, referring to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

“Our latest effort of waiving the Home Delivery fee helps families get easier access to healthy foods during the holiday season when dollars are stretched the most.”

Related: Meijer offers discounts on produce to help stretch $95 food aid from the state

In addition to waiving the free home delivery, the retailer is also offering SNAP customers a 10% discount for in-store fresh fruit and vegetable purchases through Dec. 31. Meijer began offering discounts to SNAP customers on qualifying produce in October after receiving a waiver from the US Department of Agriculture, which administers the SNAP program.

Meijer, a privately-owned and family-operated company, operates 499 stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

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