7-Eleven Canada is asking Canadians on September 21 to help support Food Banks Canada with its Slurpee Name Your Price Day. On that day, a large Slurpee can be purchased for any price and all the funds collected will go to Food Banks of Canada’s efforts to battle food insecurity.
Every dollar donated to Food Banks Canada enables two meals for those facing food insecurity
“Our Slurpee Name Your Price Day event is a special one as we get to make a direct impact in the communities we operate in together with our partners at Food Banks of Canada. Every time someone buys a Slurpee, it helps provide meals for a neighbour in need,” says Marc Goodman, vice-president and general manager of 7-Eleven Canada. "Last year, we raised over $50,000, leading to more than 100,000 meals. This year we hope to build on that legacy and hope customers will join us in making an even bigger impact."
Supporting local food banks is more important than ever as visits to food banks across Canada continue to increase. Last year in March alone, there were nearly 1.5 million visits made, and among those food bank users in Canada, 33.1% are children, 45.4% are single adult households and 8.9% are seniors. Food insecurity can affect anyone at any time, so join us by paying what you want while giving these Canadians what they need.
“No matter how small your donation may seem, it can still make a significant impact,” adds Kirstin Beardsley, chief executive officer, Food Banks Canada. “Food banks across the country are relying on donations now more than ever, which is why we appreciate our partnership with 7-Eleven and all those who graciously support the Slurpee Name Your Price Day event on September 21.”