By Sarah Klein
Slurpee drinkers are a generous bunch.
During 7-Eleven’s Name Your Price Day in September, $60,000 was raised for local food banks in communities across the country.
For the third year in a row, one hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to Food Banks Canada.
Manitoba, being the Slurpee capital of the world, came in second for the most donations by province on September 23. Alberta led the charge by donating the most for their Slurpees, led by customers in Edmonton.
One young boy on Vancouver Island donated $13.50 from his allowance for a large Slurpee.
“It is a privilege to enable our customers to make a difference in their communities by feeding hundreds of thousands of Canadians,” said Raj Kapoor, vice-president and GM of 7-Eleven Canada.
“Slurpee fans have again demonstrated their generosity and commitment to their communities.”
To date, Slurpee Name Your Price Day has raised over $290,000.