Flashfood, the app for grocery’s best deals, now accepts SNAP EBT as a payment method for Giant Eagle customers

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (April 24th, 2024)Giant Eagle, Inc. in partnership with Flashfood, an digital app-based marketplace that connects provides shoppers customers with great access to heavily discounted groceries, announced today that Giant Eagle customers who shop through the Flashfood app are now able to utilize EBT as a method of payment. The addition of EBT as a payment option increases the accessibility of the Flashfood program and helps stretch valuable EBT dollars further.

“It is critical to the Flashfood mission that our app is available and accessible to as many people as possible, which is why we are thrilled that Giant Eagle has prioritized adding shoppers who participate in the SNAP EBT program to the Flashfood platform. Our friends at Forage have helped enable this new feature, which can ultimately expand families' food budgets as wide as possible,” said Flashfood CEO Nicholas Bertram.

“With Flashfood, dollars stretch twice as far on high-quality, nutritious food, and that’s a big deal to any shopper – regardless of how they choose to pay. We’re grateful to have partners like Giant Eagle and Forage who value this as much as we do. Together, this can make a real difference in the lives of our shoppers.”

About Flashfood

Flashfood is an app-based marketplace that strives to eliminate retail food waste by connecting consumers with discounted food nearing its best-by date. The mobile app operates in over 1,600 grocery locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.Shoppers can buy items from grocery retailers through the Flashfood app and pick them up in-store at great prices while collectively reducing food waste.To date, Flashfood has diverted over 65 million pounds of food, saved shoppers over $170 million and more affordably fed hundreds of thousands of families.Flashfood is currently working with Meijer, Tops Friendly Markets, The GIANTCompany, Loblaw, Martin’s Markets, VG’s, Family Fare, Giant Eagle, Giant Food, Ren’s Pets, Save A Lot and Stop & Shop. Flashfood is a free app available on iOS and Android. For more information, please visit

About Forage

Forage builds payments infrastructure that processes government benefits, starting with enabling merchants to accept SNAP EBT payments online, and allowing the 42 million Americans who receive government assistance to digitally purchase their groceries. Forage is the only USDA-approved third-party payment processor (TPP) that offers their partners best-in-class software combined with dedicated service, enabling complex government payments online and guiding retailers through USDA authorization. For more information visit

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