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Md. grocer sues USDA after ‘criminal past’ blocked his business from accepting SNAP benefits

August 11, 2023

A Maryland grocer is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture over a policy that he claimed blocked him from accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — commonly known as SNAP — benefits from customers.Altimont Mark Wilks, who owns Carmen’s Corner Store with locations in Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland, said he started the two stores after spending 14 years in prison for felony drug and weapons convictions.

 

Article Source: WTOP

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