Iconic retailer will contribute, collect and deliver donations for communities across nine states
/PRNewswire/ — 7–Eleven, Inc., the premier name in convenience-retailing, will collect and donate non-perishable food items during the month of April for local communities throughout the Northeastern United States. 7-Eleven is encouraging customers in the participating states to donate shelf-stable food items to their local participating 7-Eleven® store. Donations will be divided between five Feeding America® member food banks in the Northeast.
The initiative was created in conjunction with National Volunteer Month, and all participating stores in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont will be equipped to collect items for direct donation to local Feeding America member food banks.
“The past year has proven the importance of community and taking care of one another,” said Sembe T. Cole, North Atlantic Zone Vice President for 7-Eleven. “We are proud to have 7-Eleven Franchisees and employees committed to giving back to community members in need, and look forward to finding new, creative ways to involve our entire zone in similar opportunities in the future.”
7-Eleven has a longstanding history of supporting Feeding America and hunger relief causes. In February, the convenience retailer announced a campaign to help provide meals to families facing hunger through its relationship with Feeding America. As part of the program, customers can round up their purchases in-store and through the 7NOW® delivery app to the nearest dollar to donate the difference in change to Feeding America. For every large Big Gulp® fountain drink, Slurpee® drink or cup of coffee purchased at participating stores each Friday through April 27, 7-Eleven will also help provide a meal to the Feeding America network of food banks.
*7-Eleven, Inc. will help provide 1 meal to Feeding America® for every large coffee, Slurpee® and Big Gulp® drink purchased at participating 7-Eleven locations each Friday from 2/26/21 through 4/24/21 3:00AM CT (max. 275,000 meals per Friday and 2.5 million meals during promotion) to benefit member food banks. 1 bev purchased helps provide 1 meal; $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of member food banks. See 7-eleven.com/lp/feeding-america for more information.
About 7-Eleven, Inc.
Are you still reading this? Awesome. Most people stop when they get to the small print. But not you! You get to read the cool stuff. 7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. They don’t like to brag, but they invented convenience stores. For real. Google it. Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 70,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality sandwiches, salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings and mini beef tacos. Mmmmm, tacos. 7-Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select™ brand including healthy options, decadent treats, and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value. Customers can earn and redeem points on various items in stores nationwide through its 7Rewards® loyalty program with more than 34 million members, place an order in the 7NOW® delivery app in over 35 participating markets, or rely on 7-Eleven for bill payment service, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com, via the 7Rewards customer loyalty platform on the 7-Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, they trademarked the word “Brainfreeze.” No lie. Thanks for sticking with this. You’re unstoppable.