7-Eleven has donated $250,000 to the Salvation Army’s Flood Disaster Appeal and $50,000 to the Australia Unites telethon appeal in support of flood-affected communities.

This is in addition to the over 20 tonnes of fresh food delivered that has been delivered so far, and that will continue to be delivered to relief centres to help feed impacted communities as well as emergency service crews.

Angus McKay, CEO and Managing Director of 7-Eleven, said the company is working together with its supply partners to support those in need.

“They have redirected food in advance of flooding and delivery route impacts to prevent food from being wasted and going to landfill.

“A number of our stores have been damaged, and in the case of Fairfield it has been completely inundated. We’ll work with our franchisees and teams to clean up and rebuild and we will continue to support those communities in which we operate.”

McKay said 7-Eleven have supported The Salvos since 2014, and that in addition to providing initial care and support, The Salvos will be there in the months and years ahead as people rebuild and recover physically, materially, and mentally.

Major Bruce Harmer, Public Relations Secretary of The Salvation Army’s 2022 Flood Appeal, said 7-Eleven’s donation of fresh food to their evacuation centres in Qld provided very necessary assistance to those impacted by the flood and their teams on the ground.

“In addition to the fresh food deliveries, 7-Elevens financial contribution will enable The Salvation Army to provide ongoing support to the impacted communities. By working together, we can provide all those impacted with some hope and comfort. Thank-you 7-Eleven.

“The Salvation Army personnel are on the ground right now providing thousands of meals and emotional support for those impacted by floods across the east coast of Australia, and we have begun our long-term recovery work in some areas. We will remain in impacted communities for the long term to ensure they are supported practically and emotionally through the recovery and rebuild phases of this disaster.”

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