EBT card system to experience 24-hour shutdown June 23-24

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- California's Electronic Benefits Transfer system will be temporarily unavailable for cardholders to make cash withdrawals or food purchases during the weekend of June 23-24.

Due to a change in vendor operations, the system will be down from 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 through 11:01 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, officials said.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services is strongly urging EBT cardholders to withdraw the funds needed to purchase food prior to the 24-hour shutdown period to ensure that benefits are issued and made available to those who need it.

DPSS customers use the state-issued card to receive CalFresh food assistance and cash benefits. For many in the county, CalFresh serves as the first line of defense against food insecurity.

For additional information, DPSS customers are urged to call customer service at 866-613-3777.
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