Tucson, Ariz. –Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is partnering with the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona during the holidays to provide energy efficiency kits to limited income residents who qualify for food assistance.

Beginning on Friday, Dec. 6 and throughout the month, limited-income residents who qualify for food assistance at any of the Food Bank’s distribution locations will receive free energy-saving products.  A $40 value, the kits contain eight LED bulbs, a low-flow showerhead, bathroom and kitchen faucet aerators and an LED night light. Use of the products can result in annual energy cost savings of $75.

TEP will provide the Food Bank with 11,000 of these kits, which will be distributed while supplies last at the Food Bank’s distribution centers in Amado, Marana, Green Valley and Tucson.

“We’re excited to partner with TEP in getting these energy saving kits out to people who qualify for food assistance and can use them,” said Food Bank Chief Executive Officer Michael McDonald. “Energy savings can mean more money for groceries, and it’s good for all of us to think about how to use energy wisely at home.”

“Helping lower income residents reduce their energy use and costs with these products provides them with extra funds they can use to purchase essentials, such as food, clothing, health care and transportation,” said Nikole White, TEP Senior Program Manager for Residential Energy Efficiency Programs. “By partnering with the Food Bank, TEP is able to reach those customers who will benefit the greatest from reduced energy costs.”

TEP provides safe, reliable and affordable electric service to approximately 425,000 customers in Southern Arizona. For more information about TEP’s residential energy efficiency rebates and programs, visit tep.com/rebates.

TEP and its holding company, UNS Energy Corp., are subsidiaries of Fortis Inc., which owns utilities that serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit fortisinc.com.

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