This Friday September 19, 7-Eleven Canada is launching its first-ever Slurpee Name Your Price Day.
Throughout the day, Slurpee fans will have the chance to go to their local store and pay what they want for a large Slurpee, with 100% of donations received on the day to Food Banks Canada, supporting local food banks.
“Slurpee Name Your Price Day” is a creative way for Canadians to have a much enjoyed beverage while giving back and making a difference. 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.” – Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director, Food Banks Canada.
Slurpee was first created in 1959 by a Kansas hamburger-stand owner. Using a car air conditioner, he created a piece of equipment that would freeze a carbonated soft drink and serve it in a “sherbert-like” form. The original name was “Icee”, but in 1965 the “Slurpee” name was born. While drinking the product through a straw at a brainstorming session, someone commented it made a “slurp” sound and the rest is history. The first Slurpee in Canada was poured in Calgary, Alberta, in 1969
The one-of-a-kind promotion means that 7-Eleven Slurpee customers have the choice to pay $0.50, $2, $50 or whatever they want to enjoy this frozen beverage and help address hunger in Canada.
Here are some stats on the impact of your donations:
- $1 donation = breakfasts for a week for an individual in need
- $3 donation = enough snacks for every school day for a week for a school aged child
- $5 donation = dinners for a month for an individual in need
Pay the standard $1.99 for a large Slurpee and you will help to share 14 meals – that’s a week’s worth of breakfasts and dinners for someone in need.