The City Urges Grocery Workers to Apply for the Utility Bill Rebate as the Deadline Gets Closer

Lancaster, CA. July 22, 2020 – The City of Lancaster launched the Grocery Workers Appreciation Program in recognition of Lancaster’s frontline grocery workers serving the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this program, eligible grocery workers who are customers of Lancaster Choice Energy (LCE) will receive a one-time credit of up to $50 on their LCE charges for total funds of $50,000. Thousands of dollars are still available and the City urges individuals to apply before the deadline on August 30th.

It is important for the City to be able to distribute the funds completely to properly thank local grocery workers. “Our community has seen countless heroes step up to serve during this unprecedented crisis,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Undoubtedly, when they selected this career, most grocery workers never anticipated finding themselves on the front lines of a global pandemic. With the Grocery Workers Appreciation Program, we aim to provide a small token of our appreciation for the grocery store employees who diligently provide our community’s essential needs throughout the ongoing public health crisis.”

The first 1,000 qualifying grocery workers will be awarded the reimbursement. Application submissions are being accepted at LancasterChoiceEnergy.com.

Eligible applicants must be in good standing with LCE and provide current proof of employment at a qualifying grocery store. By definition, grocery stores include traditional supermarkets (Albertson’s, Food 4 Less, etc.), superstores carrying fresh or preserved food (Target, Walmart, Costco, etc.), and locally-owned specialty grocery stores such as Ben’s Butcher Block and The Whole Wheatery.

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.

The Grocery Workers Appreciation Program lasts until August 30, 2020, or until funds are exhausted. For questions related to the program, please call (661) 723-6233 or visit LancasterChoiceEnergy.com.