Starting in 2024, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be able to purchase grocery deliveries through Uber Eats, the company announced Wednesday.
“We know that online food delivery can have a meaningful impact in reducing barriers to fresh groceries, especially for the most vulnerable–including people living in food deserts, seniors, and those facing disabilities or transportation barriers,” company officials wrote in the announcement.
“Helping to improve access to quality food is incredibly important to our work at Uber and we’re proud to use Uber’s technology and extensive local delivery networks to offer SNAP recipients the ability to use their benefits to access fresh groceries conveniently from our app in 2024.”
Uber Eats to Accept SNAP for Grocery Deliveries in 2024
Furthermore, Uber also revealed its plans to support Managed Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans by accepting FSA cards, Flex cards, and waiver payments on Uber for its services. Some of these payment methods will be available and accepted by 2024, as per the announcement.
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Leveraging artificial intelligence, Uber is set to launch an AI-powered assistant later this year. This assistant will showcase new available dishes and cuisines on the app, sift through deals at popular restaurants, and reorder previous meals more swiftly, according to the release.
The AI assistant can also be employed to highlight sales on grocery items or reorder ingredients from previously used recipes. Uber announced its Uber Eats Sales Aisle concept will spotlight grocery store promotional deals and sales, aiming to simplify the shopping experience.
With information from The Hill