BALTIMORE - People in Baltimore and across the country have been experiencing issues with purchasing food using their EBT cards on Saturday.
The state Human Resources department says an issue with the IT vendor they use is to blame.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued the following statement after hearing of the number of people affected in the city.
“I am deeply disturbed by incidents of EBT cards being declined here in Baltimore City and around the country. At a time when economic anxiety is already high given the budget shenanigans in Washington, denying access to food for low income families seems particularly cruel.
We will be ready to provide any resources we can locally to help families get access to food until this problem is resolved. I encourage residents in need of assistance to utilize Maryland’s 211 service or by dialing 1-800-492-0618.”
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