"Distressed shoppers began calling and emailing the KTLA 5 newsroom Saturday morning to report the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system wasn’t working.
"A Food 4 Less store in Hollywood confirmed that the EBT system went down at about 7 a.m. "
"The Iowa Department of Human Services has its contingency plan in place and is working with its vendor to repair an issue with electronic access to food assistance benefits. "
"The manager of a grocery store chain in Mississippi, Mike Ford, who saw our report online, called ABC 13 to tell us his store's EBT machines are down as well. Ford says the EBT machines are operated by a company called ACS, who's website is also down, ABC 13 confirms."
I went to www.ebt.acs-inc.com (the EBT contractor), but my Chrome browser says the site is not available.
"BALTIMORE - People in Baltimore and across the country have been experiencing issues with purchasing food using their EBT cards on Saturday. "
" LoneStar cards have been being declined left and right at East Texas grocery stores. According to NBC NEWS, Texas is not the only state having this problem. More than 600,000 Oklahoma residents have been declined while using their means of food stamps."