7-Eleven opens hospital pop-up store

The store at Children’s Medical Center Dallas provides convenient access to essentials for health care workers and patient families

In late April, 7-Eleven opened its first-ever hospital pop-up store at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

The store provides foods, beverages and essential items for health care workers and patient families during the current health crisis. Offerings range from fresh foods and personal care items to groceries, cleaning supplies and phone chargers.

The store is located in an auditorium typically reserved for large meetings. Children’s Health food services team is working alongside 7-Eleven to operate the outlet by stocking shelves and checking out customers. 7-Eleven is also assisting stores near the two other local hospitals in the Children’s Health system; health care workers at Children’s Medical Center Plano (Texas) and Our Children’s House in Dallas can receive merchandise delivered to their work locations at no charge thanks to the 7NOW delivery app.

Joe DePinto, president and CEO of 7-Eleven, described the doctors, nurses and care teams at Children’s Health as “true heroes.”

“When Children’s Health asked us to provide their team members convenient access to essentials during this unprecedented time, our team rose to meet the challenge, opening this first-of-its-kind store in less than two weeks. We are proud to serve those on the front line of this pandemic.”

Children’s Health is the eighth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation.

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