Starbucks is giving back. The company announced this week that it would be giving free coffee to front-line first responders to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Specifically, customers who identify as a first responder or front-line worker supporting the healthcare system will receive a tall brewed coffee — hot or iced — at no charge.
It includes police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff and medical researchers.
The Starbucks Foundation is also planning to donate $500,000 to front-line responders in the U.S. Around $250,000 will go to Operation Gratitude, and $250,000 will go to direct relief to support the delivery of PPE’s.
Earlier this week the company said they will pay workers for 30 days – whether they work or not during the pandemic.