Across Canada, 7-Eleven Canada is offering more than 1.3 million face masks and 77,000 bottles of hand sanitizer in the five provinces where it does business: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
7-Eleven Canada has donated masks and sanitizers to schools in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In a statement, the company said it's part of efforts to keep "students, teachers, and other front-line staff safe and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19."
500,000 masks and 28,000 bottles of hand sanitizer were shipped to Alberta Education last month.
“7-Eleven Canada is proud to support Alberta students, educators, front-line staff and school boards with additional face masks and hand sanitizer to keep them safe,” Norman Hower, VP and general manager, 7-Eleven Canada, said in a release. “As a leading convenience industry employer, we welcome the opportunity to do our part and contribute to the communities we serve.”
In addition, 7-Eleven Canada has donated 125,000 masks and 7,000 bottles of hand sanitizer each to the Governments of Manitoba and Saskatchewan for use in schools and other high-priority areas.
7-Eleven stores are a destination for young people, which makes the school-focused outreach a good fit for the brand.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 7-Eleven Canada says it has taken steps to enhance store safety for its customers and staff: "To create a safer shopping experience, enhanced health and safety measures have been implemented at all 634 corporate-run locations from B.C. through to Ontario, that are compliant with and exceed all provincial health and safety standards."
In addition, 7-Eleven Canada has also donated approximately 350,000 meals since January to Food Banks Canada and continues to work toward its goal of 500,000 meals.