In recognition of the City of Lancaster’s frontline grocery workers and their service to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Lancaster and Lancaster Choice Energy have launched the Grocery Workers Appreciation Program. Under this program, eligible grocery workers who are customers of Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE), a member of the California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice), will receive a one-time credit of up to $50 on their electric bill.
“Countless heroes have stepped up to serve during this unprecedented crisis,” said CalChoice Board Chair and City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Grocery workers may never have anticipated finding themselves on the front lines of a global pandemic. The Grocery Workers Appreciation Program reflects our regard for the individuals who continue to sustain our community’s essential needs.”
Qualifying grocery workers will be awarded the $50 per-household reimbursement on a first-come, first-served basis until August 30 or the $50,000 budget is exhausted. Applicants must provide current proof of employment at a qualifying grocery store—including traditional supermarkets, superstores carrying fresh or preserved food, and specialty grocery stores—and be in good standing with LCE.
Applicants will be notified of approval within five business days and receive a credit on their next bill. The credit, which is limited to one per household, cannot exceed the amount of the LCE charges on the current monthly bill.
“This type of programming is one of the core benefits of having a CCA,” said Parris. “When we generate funds, we can put them back into the community.”
For more information, please visit LancasterChoiceEnergy.com.
“To all grocery workers and other everyday heroes on the frontlines: thank you,” said Parris. “We deeply value your contributions to our community’s resilience and recovery.”
Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE) is a clean and modern power provider available exclusively to those who work and live within Lancaster. By bringing energy decisions closer to home, LCE provides the community with a far greater say in power generation, energy conservation and sustainability. By investing locally to support the region’s renewable resources and helping to create new good paying, local jobs, LCE not only helps the environment, but also the economy. Learn more at lancasterchoiceenergy.com.
CalChoice offers support for local governments in every phase of the CCA program implementation process, providing feasibility services to determine whether a CCA program is appropriate, developing implementation plans for members to submit to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and managing the implementation process to launch the CCA program, as well as continuing to support members once their CCA program becomes operational. To learn more about partnering opportunities with CalChoice, please visit www.CaliforniaChoiceEnergyAuthority.com.