7-Eleven’s across Canada are participating in “Slurpee Name Your Price Day”.
CANADA — Get out to your nearest 7-Eleven and help support Food Banks Canada and provide meals to those in need.
Today only, 7-Eleven is giving you the choice of how much you wish to pay when getting a Slurpee drink. Yes, you can even select the size of your preference.
Every dollar that you donate to 7-Eleven will help provide 3 meals. Donate one-hundred dollars, and you will be providing 300 meals to the people who need desperately.
According to slurpee.ca, here is some food for thought:
- Slurpee Name Your Price program has generated over 690,000 meals supporting local Food Banks.
- 36% of those helped are children & youth.
- Food bank use is 26 % higher than in 2008, before the start of the global financial crisis.
7-Eleven has been selling Slurpees for over half a decade; since 1965. It used to be called “Icee” in it’s United States locations. The first Slurpee in Canada was poured in Calgary, Alberta in 1969.
For the 17th consecutive year, Manitoba has been crowned the Slurpee Capital of the World for having the highest average number of Slurpee cups sold per store in a region.slurpee.ca
When it comes to Canadians, over 87 percent of Slurpee drinkers are actually over the age of 18, with the majority Slurpee drinker being a 30 year old male.