VANCOUVER, B.C.—7-Eleven Canada has donated 125,000 masks and 7,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to the government of Saskatchewan for use in schools and other high-priority areas, the company announced.
The products are earmarked for teachers, school employees and students to help keep them safe from the spread of COVID-19. 7-Eleven Canada is offering over 1.3 million face masks and 77,000 bottles of hand sanitizer in the five provinces it serves: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan.
"7-Eleven Canada is proud to support our Saskatchewan students, educators, front-line staff and school boards where possible with additional face masks and hand sanitizer to keep them safe," said Norman Hower, vice president and general manager, 7-Eleven Canada. "As a leading convenience industry employer, we welcome the opportunity to do our part and contribute to the communities we serve.
"We would like to thank the Ministry of Education in Saskatchewan for their commitment to keeping students, teachers and staff safe, and for Saskatoon Public Schools' efforts in distributing these donated PPE products," he said.
Since the pandemic began, 7-Eleven Canada has focused on store safety for customers and staff, and enhanced health and safety measures have been implemented at all 634 corporate-run locations. In addition, 7-Eleven Canada has donated approximately 350,000 meals since January to Food Banks Canada and is working toward its goal of 500,000 meals.
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