Kindness Abounds Within C-Store Community

7-Eleven, Sheetz and GetGo Cafe and Market are supporting their associates and neighborhoods.

May 04, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—NACS is constantly in awe of how supportive, giving and kind the c-store community is, and we are proud to spotlight the efforts many retailers are undertaking across the country.

Sheetz: Last week, Sheetz announced that it will extend extra pay for store employees until June 4. When Sheetz announced a $3 per hour pay raise on March 25, the increase was originally set to run through April 23.

“This extension is to express our continued gratitude for our hard-working employees,” said Travis Sheetz, president and COO of Sheetz Inc. “We are so proud of the way they have pulled together to serve the community during this unprecedented time.”

7-Eleven: A 7-Eleven in Tempe, Arizona,  is offering free lunch for kids who need it. The meal, available Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., includes a hot dog, a banana and a Big Gulp drink. Ami Sepra, who owns the store with her family, said the family plans to host a similar program at the other 7-Eleven stores they own.

In Old Bethpage, New York, a 7-Eleven is donating food and drinks to the Family Residences and Essential Enterprises (FREE). The nonprofit in Old Bethpage supports individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury. The donated items will help professionals who work with more than 4,000 patients.

GetGo Café and Market launched a food bank donation campaign on March 26, and last week, the company announced that it reached the $200,000 milestone. At more than 250 GetGo locations across five states, customers could donate $1, $2 or $5 at the register or at the fuel pump. The food bank donation campaign launched in conjunction with similar in-store efforts at GetGo’s affiliated Giant Eagle supermarket locations.

There is no end date for GetGo’s campaign. All amounts raised will be donated to regional Feeding America food banks throughout Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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