As COVID-19 continues to affect the country, Starbucks will offer free coffee for healthcare workers and frontline responders for the whole month of December!
“In response to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and to recognize the significant efforts of the front-line responder and health care community, Starbucks announced today that it will offer a free tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) to front-line responders at participating U.S. Starbucks stores throughout the month of December to show appreciation for those keeping our communities safe during COVID-19,” according to a Starbucks news release. The company has also donated $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to help front-line responders have access to virtual mental health resources.
Those eligible for this offer include public health workers, pharmacists, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers, dentists and dental hygienists, mental health workers (therapist, psychologist, social worker, counselor, etc.), hospital staff such as janitor/housekeeping/security, and active-duty military, according to the news release.
“It has been an extraordinarily difficult year, especially for the front-line responders who are serving our communities,” said Starbucks Vice President Virginia Tenpenny, Global Social Impact. “We want to show our deep gratitude for those who support and protect us every day with a small gesture of kindness and a cup of coffee.”