Payment technology that empowers people.

Forage is a USDA approved third-party payment processor (TPP) and a PIN provider that authenticates and processes EBT transactions.
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Let's equalize food

One in eight Americans receives government assistance to buy groceries. However, until recently, recipients had been unable to use their benefits to purchase groceries online.


  • People who rely on EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfers) can't access the convenience of online shopping

  • Grocers without an online presence are unable to reach all of their potential customers

  • Currently, approximately 200 grocers in America accept EBT online (compared to 250,000 that accept EBT in physical stores)

Expand your services, grow your market

Since March 2020, online grocery shopping has increased exponentially. By 2025, online grocery shopping is expected to swell to 21.5% of total U.S. grocery sales, more than doubling its current share of the overall market.

Remove barriers for everyone's benefit

Currently participate in SNAP and other benefit programs
 SNAP & other government assistance issued annually via EBT

Remove barriers for everyone's benefit

+27% in SNAP benefits for recipients in the past year– the largest increase in history
Less than 0.05% of grocers
currently accept EBT online. Forage is here to help.

The Forage solution

We partner with grocers, e-commerce platforms, and government agencies

  • To support grocers and e-commerce platforms in their application to the federal government for authorization to accept EBT online

  • To offer simpler, more reliable technology to enable online EBT acceptance with lower cost to integrate and better uptime

No matter the size of your company—if you are eligible to apply for online EBT acceptance as a retailer or if you're an e-commerce solution provider supporting grocery stores—we'll get you set up to serve your entire community.

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Forage integrates with your existing e-commerce website.

Government approval

Forage offers program management services to assist you in applying for approval to process EBT payments online.


Forage abides by the latest PCI compliance standards for all transactions.

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Interested in accepting EBT online?

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