Instacart provides stipend to employees who get vaccinated

By Mary Ellen Shoup contact

- Last updated on GMT

Photo Credit: Instacart
Photo Credit: Instacart

Related tags: Instacart, COVID-19

Instacart is providing a $25 stipend to its more than 500,000 customer-facing employees who receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

The financial incentive is intended to encourage those working as independent contractors for Instacart to take time off of work to receive the vaccine.

"Eligible shoppers will receive $25 to ensure that, when the time comes, you don’t have to choose between earning income as an essential service provider or getting vaccinated," ​said the company in a blog post​.

In the past week, other retailers including Dollar General​ and Trader Joe's have created financial incentives for employees to seek out the vaccine as it becomes available to food industry workers as part of Phase 1b of COVID-19 national vaccination

The $25 stipend will be available to shift leads, in-store shoppers, and full-service shoppers beginning February 1, said Instacart.

“Any active full-service shopper who has shopped at least 5 batches in the previous 30 days and can verify they have received a COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to receive the stipend. Shift leads and in-store shoppers who are actively employed when they receive the vaccine will also be eligible.

“As the vaccine starts to become available in various areas, we’ll roll out new in-app messages sharing more details with eligible shoppers about how to request the stipend,”​ Instacart added.

In the weeks before the vaccine becomes available to essential workers in the food industry, Instacart added that it will redistribute free health and safety kits to any active shopper in need of additional personal protective equipment. 

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

Four Reasons to Strive for Traceability

Four Reasons to Strive for Traceability

Aptean | 22-Jul-2021 | Technical / White Paper

Traceability is a critical area for food and beverage businesses to ensure sustainable success. It has quantifiable consequences for your business to either...

How modern technology boosts quality and compliance

How modern technology boosts quality and compliance

Centric Software | 21-Jul-2021 | Technical / White Paper

Food and beverage production is subject to the rollout of changing regulations like the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and the recently released...

Inventory Management Made Easy

Inventory Management Made Easy

Oracle NetSuite | 20-Jul-2021 | Technical / White Paper

As a starter system, QuickBooks can be a logical and economical choice for a company to handle it's accounting needs. The problem is, QuickBooks doesn't...

Mind Your KPIs: Top Metrics to Monitor

Mind Your KPIs: Top Metrics to Monitor

Oracle NetSuite | 22-Jun-2021 | Technical / White Paper

Collecting good, timely data with careful analysis to guide proper business decisions is critical to thriving in business today. Starting with this set...

Related suppliers

Follow us


View more