Our Mission

Let's democratize access to government benefits.

Forage is a mission-driven payments company helping merchants accept government benefits, starting with EBT SNAP and EBT Cash.

Let's democratize access to government benefits.

About us

Our core values.


We optimize for the collective good and strive to improve the lives of as many people as possible. We build with dignity and consider the impact of our actions and decisions. We believe deeply in our mission and have a strong sense of duty to succeed on behalf of our customers.

Act like an owner.

We are all owners of Forage. We are biased towards action and accountability. We seek out problems and we solve them. We finish what we start and no task is beneath us. We take incremental steps to make Forage better tomorrow than it is today.

We Forage together.

We value collaboration, diversity of background and thought, humility, and ideas over hierarchy. We celebrate others, admit our mistakes, assume positive intent, and invest in our people so that we can be our true selves and do our best work.

And we're just getting started.

We are dedicated to building for the long-term. We fundamentally believe that our work has only just begun and that our most important work has yet to be done. We are naturally optimistic about the future, and are excited to help build a better and brighter tomorrow.

Featured by.

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Instacart’s head of payments leaves tech giant to join startup Forage
Disruption for good: Talking with Forage’s CEO Ofek Lavian
Save Mart partners with Forage and Flashfood
Forage Takes On Stalwarts to Gain Slice of $100B Online SNAP Payments Opportunity

Our Investors.

Y Combinator
EO Ventures
Hustle Fund

Join Forage!

Are you interested in helping democratize access to government benefits? We'd love to hear from you.