Alberta's big-hearted Slurpee fans help donate $60,000 to Food Banks Canada

Oct 11 2016, 7:30 pm

It may be getting chilly in Alberta, but that did not stop the province’s Slurpee fans from heading to their local 7-Eleven and making a hefty contribution to the Food Banks Canada on Slurpee Name Your Price Day.

A total of $61,970 was raised for Food Banks Canada thanks to Slurpee lovers coming together to donate for a good cause.

It was the big-hearted Albertans who helped donate the most to the campaign, with over 40% of the contributions coming from the province’s Slurpee fans. Alberta’s largest donations came from Edmonton and the Alberta North region.

Manitoba–known as the Slurpee capital of the world– ranked second out of all provinces with their donation contributions.

Slurpee Name Your Price Day took place in BC and Ontario on Friday, September 23. A 7-Eleven location in Nanaimo, BC, managed to raise $616 in donations for the area’s local food bank.

“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 General Manager of  7-Eleven Canada in a release. “Slurpee fans have again demonstrated their generosity and commitment to their communities.”

This is the third year that Slurpee Name Your Price Day has taken place. To date, $290,000 has been raised for Canada’s local food banks. Every $1 donated provides three meals to those in need. Slurpee lovers have now provided Canadians with over 870,000 meals.