Instacart is proud to launch a new feature, Community Carts. Community Carts are shoppable lists created exclusively by Feeding America and its member food banks.  You can easily shop these lists in the Instacart app or on the Instacart website to donate items directly to a food bank.

Community Carts have a time limit (days, weeks, etc.) and a list of specific items provided by the food bank. Each cart has a progress bar so you can see available and purchased items.

Access Community Carts—

  • In the Instacart app on the home screen or in the Community Carts hub   
  • Through app notifications
  • On the Instacart website 
  • Other websites or social media posts when shared by others

You can donate as many or as few items as you want, but there’s a $10 order minimum. Community Carts have no delivery or small basket fees, and you can tip your personal shopper. Your shopper delivers your items to the food bank within 5 days. Shoppers can message you if a replacement is needed.

You can join a Community Cart in the app or through a shareable link.

You can shop a Community Cart as a guest but need to sign in or create a new account at checkout before placing the order.

Please reach out to the food bank you donated to for any questions about tax-deductible donations. You can use your online receipt as proof of purchase and participation.


Community Carts Terms & Conditions

Starting November 28, 2022 through December 31, 2022, customers can shop certain lists created by participating Feeding America member food banks (“Community Carts”) and purchase items to donate directly to a food bank. Customers can access Community Carts on the Instacart App for iOS or on A retailer will be automatically selected for each Community Cart order. There is a $10 order minimum before taxes, fees and tips. You can only use a valid credit card, available credits or an Instacart gift card as payment for a Community Carts order. No delivery or service fee applies to Community Cart orders. Other fees may apply. If an item is out of stock, your shopper will select a replacement. Donated items will be delivered directly to the selected food bank’s address within 5 days. You will receive a receipt detailing the items donated once delivery is completed. Gift acknowledgment receipts must be requested directly from the food bank, which may require you to provide your order receipt to verify the order. Available promotions may automatically apply to your Community Carts order. To participate, you must have a valid account on with a valid form of accepted payment on file. Instacart reserves the right to modify or cancel Community Carts at any time. Instacart is not a retailer or seller. Instacart is not a registered 501(c)(3).