State EBT users to see 24-hour outage this weekend

Deborah McFadden holds a sample of the new California State Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card July 17, 2002 in Oakland, California. On August 1, Alameda county will be one of two counties in California to pilot the EBT system for distribution of Food Stamps, CalWORKs and General Assistance benefits. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO — Electronic Benefit Transfer users statewide won’t be able to use the service for a 24-hour period between 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 p.m. Sunday, San Diego County reminded residents Wednesday.

Services will be down while the state transitions from the current EBT vendor to a new one.

Cardholders are advised to handle their shopping needs ahead of time.

EBT’s customer service phone line will also be offline during the same time frame. In addition, EBT’s website — ebt.ca.gov — will be down from 10 p.m. Friday until 11 p.m. Sunday.