Allegedly, a supermarket cashier from Albertsons accused a woman of using WIC benefits to buy fruit and vegetables earlier this month.
The incident occurred at a store in Gresham, Oregon, and was reported on social media by a woman
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In the now viral Facebook post, the woman claims her mother is behind an African American who bought fruits and vegetables with WIC support – the special Supplemental Nutrition Program for women, toddlers and children, the low-income Women who are pregnant or after childbirth, and helping children up to 5 years.
The USDA website may include WIC services for infant formulas, fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs, canned fish, wholemeal bread and other whole foods to meet nutritional needs.
According to Facebook entry, the WIC discount vouchers were not together ver all food.
"She was past $ 12 on some fruits and vegetables," the woman said on Facebook. "My mother offered to pay the difference."
"The cashier said," No, "very abruptly, with a rude tone," she continued.
According to the woman who reported the incident, the cashier named Debbie cursed the customer.
"She's already got her free stuff from the WIC, she does not need it anybody else pays her way," claims the woman cashier who is Caucasian said to her mother she referred to the other customer. The woman claims the cashier continued to say, "Well, that's what they do, they still have kids and flyers."
The woman said she was unsure if the "she" should have a race connotation or meant to refer to other people receiving WIC benefits.
In a statement to Fox News, the woman said she and her mother would want an apology for the client she left ashamed.
"I know that the victim shook his head in embarrassment and left the store when that happened without fruit and vegetables," the woman told Fox News.
"There really needs to be corrective action My main concern is that this [shaming] occurs everywhere, Albertsons happened to be the building this time," she added.
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Albertsons made a statement to KATU apologizing for the incident. "At Albertsons, we have a policy and culture to treat our customers and each other with courtesy, dignity and respect, and it's at the heart of who we are as a company and a member of that community," the statement says. "We sincerely apologize for failing to provide the customer service we are proud of in this incident."