For Immediate Release
D.C. - Pepco has given approximately 11,900 compact fluorescent energy
efficient light bulbs to families served by food pantry providers in Prince
George's County and Montgomery County. Six organizations that provide food for
thousands of families received the ENERGY STAR® certified compact
fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs at no cost. The light bulb giveaway is part of Pepco's
residential energy efficiency Lighting Program, which supports Governor Martin
O'Malley's EmPOWER Maryland initiative to help the state reduce energy
consumption by 15 percent by 2015.
in time for the holidays, Pepco has provided the CFLs for distribution to
Now, SEED Food Distribution, Ebenezer AME Church, Marlboro Churches Food Bank, Mid-County
United Ministries and EduCare Support Services, Inc. Each organization serves
various communities of elderly, and limited and fixed income families with food
and clothing, and in some cases training, education and housing.
"We believe it's important to support the
communities we serve," said Donna Cooper, Pepco region president. "Switching to CFLs is one way to help save
money by lowering energy use. CFLs use about 75 percent less energy than
standard incandescent light bulbs and can save about $40 in electricity costs
over the life of a bulb."
of Nourish Now's programs concentrate on bringing food and security to those in
need," said Brett Meyers, executive director. "Lowering energy costs will help
families stretch their food purchasing power."
continues to offer a variety of other energy efficiency programs to Maryland customers
through its residential Home Energy Savings Program, such as lighting
discounts, home energy assessments, and rebates on appliances and heating and
cooling systems. For additional information, call 1-866-353-5798 or visit pepco.com/saveenergy.