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Mass. Baker Refuses to Accept EBT for Whoopie Pies

(Courtesy: King Arthur Flour)

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts baker is refusing to sell her sweet treats to customers who want to pay with welfare benefits cards.

Andrea Taber sells whoopie pies at the Braintree Farmers Market, but is reconsidering her involvement after a dispute over the cards, which replaced food stamps.

In May, the farmer’s market encouraged vendors to participate in a program allowing EBT card holders to purchase tokens to use at market stalls, but Taber resisted.

She told the Boston Herald she doesn’t mind welfare recipients using the taxpayer funded cards to buy fruits and vegetables, but her sweets shouldn’t be included in the program.

Organizers say they want welfare recipients to have access to healthy, fresh food.

The market will consider this fall whether to require vendors to accept EBT payments next year.


Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com

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  • paulb62

    Yea someone is fighting back. These people who get these cards are using them the wrong way. They are meant o help you buy healthy foods. As it is the government wants to step in to stop having sweets, ” junk food” in schools, so why should someone be able to buy this type of product so they can give to their children who already don’t need the sugar.
    These cards should be given out with certain stipulations. You abuse it you loose it.

  • paulb62

    @Tanya sounds like you have an EbT card.

  • weasel

    Welfare is used for only one thing. To buy votes by the Party of Crime fraudulently.

  • kevintb

    Lol ur crazy! Welfare whats that for so all the people that work hard so others can fuckk it up so when hard working get hert or loose a job they get denied thats call fuck u in the ass