Starbucks gives free coffee to first responders all December long

(Source: Starbucks)

Starbucks is showing its thanks to everyone on the front-lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout the month of December, Starbucks will be offering a free tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge to front-line health care providers and first responders.

The company said responders such doctors, nurses, public health workers, police officers, dentists, mental health workers, hospital staff and active-duty military can participate in the offer all month long.

“It has been an extraordinarily difficult year, especially for the front-line responders who are serving our communities,” Virginia Tenpenny, Starbucks vice president, Global Social Impact said. “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.”

The company will also further support the front-line responder community by donating $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The funds will go toward supporting mental health resources for responders.

Starbucks also plans to surprise 50,000 front-line responders with care packages and gift cards this holiday season.

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