Instacart, Tops offering food delivery service deals for Buffalo community

After the grocery store shooting, Instacart is offering free delivery for their services for orders of $35 or more for Buffalonians.
Outside the Tops on Jefferson Avenue.
Outside the Tops on Jefferson Avenue. Photo credit Max Faery - WBEN

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - Instacart, a food delivery app, is offering discounted services to Buffalo residents in response to the May 14th shooting at Tops on Jefferson.

Mayor Byron Brown, Tops, Instacart, Buffalo F.A.T.H.E.R.S. and Buffalo Peacemakers were in the Jefferson Avenue Tops parking lot Monday handing out free groceries to the first 300 East Buffalonians who stood in line at the event.

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"After the mass tragedy, I met with John Persons (President of Tops Markets) several times and I asked John if he could help us look at ways to expand the Instacart service to residents the 14208 zip code of Tops on Jefferson and other parts of the community. John reached out to Instacart and Instacart was more than willing to look at this," said Mayor Byron Brown.

"We know that there are some people, some seniors who are a little fearful of still coming out (to a grocery store) and so they don't have to come out. They can get food delivered right to their home. Fresh and nutritious food delivered right to their home. So I want to say thank you to Tops and Instacart for their commitment to training people in our community on how to sign up for the service," said the mayor.

In addition to the food giveaway, Instacart is waiving the fees for their services for Buffalo residents on up to ten orders per customer on all orders over $35 at the Tops on Jefferson and all the other Tops locations.

If you have an EBT card or SNAP benefits, you can use the Tops or Instacart mobile app or website to order your groceries right to your door using those benefits. Once a customer signs up for Instacart, they can put their EBT information in as a form of payment. Click here for more information on this.

If you need further assistance on signing up, Instacart has a Senior Support Service where seniors can call and get help from trained staff. That number is 844-981-3433.