DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A glitch that shut down the system managing food stamps has been restored after being down much of Saturday.
Sharon Howard is breathing a little easier packing her car full of food.
It was a big concern when she found out early Saturday morning that she could not pay for groceries.
"We went to Kroger, to UDF, and a couple of other carryouts just to see if we could get anything," said Sharon Howard.
She joined many others across the nation experiencing the same problems.
Howard was worried she may to go a while without food.
"Pandemonium set in," said Howard. "Have they cut it off because of the government shutdown?"
It was not the government shutdown, however, but a system shutdown.
A spokesperson for Xerox, the company charged with managing the EBT system issued a statement.
"During a routine test of our back-up systems Saturday morning, Xerox's Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system experienced a temporary shutdown. While the system is now up and running, beneficiaries in 17 affected states continue to experience connectivity issues to access their benefits."
Some grocery stores had luck using the EBT system manually.
Howard said those stores were packed with customers just trying to get food.
"The lines were backed up all the way to the clothing aisle," said Howard. "A lot of people had two or three carts full. To me, it's caused as much concern to everyone else."
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