Fed shutdown halts local market's ability to process food subsidy cards for the poor

Fed shutdown halts local market's ability to process food subsidy cards for the poor

The manager of a downtown San Diego market had to refuse customers who wanted to buy goods using food-aid cards this week. The system in his store that processes the government-issued EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards, subsidizing food purchases for the needy, had suddenly stopped working.

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