Clean Energy Resources for Food Shelves


Energy efficiency and solar projects are great ways to save money on energy bills, improve facilities, and provide a healthier and more inviting environment to shoppers.

CERTs offers free resources and custom project assistance so your food shelf can save money on energy use and better support your community.

Energy Efficiency + Renewable Energy Projects

CERTs staff can help identify energy saving projects and navigate opportunities to make them happen.

The first step is often getting an energy assessment or a solar site assessment. CERTs can help you find relevant grants, rebates, loans, and other funding sources, as well as help you navigate the application process.

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Food Shelf Shopper Energy Outreach

Some food shelf shoppers may struggle to pay their energy bills. CERTs can provide home energy tools and support in reaching out to shoppers about their energy bills.

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  • CERTs staff can provide:
    • Home energy guides.
    • In-person support to explain home energy information and answer questions shoppers may have.
    • Home energy challenges to encourage shoppers to try new things each month to save money.
  • CERTs staff can help create relationships between local utilities and food shelves. Interested utilities may provide free home energy efficiency kits for food shelf shoppers.
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