DCF Transitioning to New Vendor for EBT Services

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For those on food assistance, you may want to do your grocery shopping over the weekend.
The Florida Department of Children and Families is transitioning to a new vendor for its EBT services.
They're transferring from JP Morgan to FIS Government Services.
What that means for you is that you won't be able to use your EBT Card starting midnight on Monday until that afternoon when the transition is over.
DCF officials say they have taken extra steps to make sure those on food assistance could get groceries before Monday.
DCF Program Manager, Dennie Yeaser said, "We did have an early release of food stamp benefits on Tuesday so that folks that get their food stamps after the 10th usually could get them earlier so that they could prepare for the shutdown on Monday."
Families using EBT Cards can continue using the same card after Monday.
The program is supposed to save taxpayers $21 million over the next three years.
More than 30,000 Bay County residents are on food stamps compared to more than three million statewide.