The idea is simple: you decide what to pay for a large Slurpee and 7-Eleven will donate every penny to Food Banks Canada, which supports a network of over 3,000 food-related organizations in every province and territory, assisting close to 850,000 Canadians each month.
“We hope everyone who purchases a Slurpee will be generous and know that their visit to a 7-Eleven on September 19 means we can put food on the table for those struggling with hunger,” said Food Banks Canada executive director Katharine Schmidt in a statement.
Statistics from Food Banks Canada says one in five people have skipped a meal either because they could not afford food or so that their children could eat instead, and 36 percent resorted to buying less expensive food for themselves or their families in the past year due to financial struggles.
A $1 donation equals breakfasts for a week for an individual in need; a $3 donation equals enough snacks for every school day for a week for a school aged child; a $5 donation equals dinners for a month for an individual in need. Pay the standard $1.99 for a large Slurpee and that will help provide 14 meals./Nike_7_1