NATIONAL REPORT — Giving back through community service efforts and charitable donations is a positive force that keeps many retailers and suppliers of this industry moving ahead. On a regular basis, Convenience Store News highlights these philanthropic efforts in this special section.
Here are the latest company spotlights:
Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven is donating more than $12 million in 7-Select Go!Smart Organic Cold-Pressed Juices to Feeding America this summer. The donation equals nearly 1 million 11.2-ounce bottles of USDA-certified organic, non-GMO juice that is part of the retailer's private brand line of premium better-for-you beverage options. The juice is rich in vitamins and nutrients, has no added sugar and is not made from concentrate.
"Since 1927, 7-Eleven has been a lifeline for the communities we serve — with an unwavering commitment to provide our customers with the essentials they need when they need them," said Jack Stout, senior vice president of Merchandising and Demand Chain. "We are proud to partner with Feeding America to help communities facing hunger during these uncertain times."
7-Eleven is also sponsoring the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation’s to-go lunch distributions by providing 2,400 bottles of 7-Select water, in addition to making a $20,000 cash donation.
The Foundation will be distributing 200-250 meals each day on Tuesdays and Fridays through Sept. 4 to children primarily from adjacent neighborhoods to the Youth Academy. On Tuesdays, the Foundation will provide three to four days’ worth of non-perishable food for families to take home, and hot meals will be served on Fridays.