OHIO – Dewine in a press conference on April 1, 2020 that to ensure the most vulnerable Ohioans have access to food while minimizing exposure he has been working with federal patterns, the USDA, and the grocery stores on a “click and collect” option to get groceries.
Now, those receiving SNAP benefits are able to shop online and go to their grocery stores to pick up their items in the cars. SNAP recipients will be able to swipe their EBT cards from their cars now without entering the store.
“With this change, the mom who does not have child care, the adult with an underlying health condition, or the senior citizen at high risk can order groceries at home and just go to the store to pay and pick up curbside, where available,” said Dewine.
For those stores that do not have a mobile point of sale device, a SNAP recipient can continue to order online, then pick up the groceries/pay inside the grocery store. This option reduces the time SNAP recipients are in the grocery store and reduces the risk of community spread.