Slurpee sales feed food banks

Slurpee Name Your Price Day is back at Vernon’s three 7-Eleven stores today

Slurpee Name Your Price Day is back at Vernon’s three 7-Eleven stores. For the second year running, 7-Eleven Canada is declaring today as Slurpee Name Your Price Day, giving customers the power to pay what they want for a large Slurpee. Then 100 per cent of the proceeds will go to Food Banks Canada, supporting local food banks.

Last year, over $120,000 was raised – the equivalent of providing more than 360,000 meals.

Customers can pay 50 cents, $2, $50 or whatever they want to enjoy a frozen beverage and help address hunger in Canada.

And every dollar makes a difference as $1 equals three meals for an individual in need

n More than 840,000 Canadians are helped by a food bank each month, more than a third are children

n Canadian food banks help the equivalent of 6,200 school buses full of children each month

“We see time and time again how important cause-related initiatives are to our customers,” said Raj Kapoor, vice president and general manager, 7-Eleven Canada.

“We want to thank our Slurpee fans for being so generous last year and now challenge them to raise even more funds this year and have an even greater impact on those in need across the country.”

“We have a continual need to put food on the table of those living with hunger – especially at this present time as we are seeing our economy struggling,” said Katharine Schmidt, executive director, Food Banks Canada.

“Initiatives like Slurpee Name Your Price Day are a wonderful way to not only raise significant funds but also help generate further awareness around this issue that affects so many Canadians.”