Starbucks recently announced that as a part of its community response to support front-line responders in the U.S. during the pandemic, it will offer all front line workers a free tall hot or iced brewed coffee throughout the month of December.
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 offer is good through December 31 for any customer who identifies as a front-line responder: doctors, nurses, public health workers, pharmacists, dispatchers, fire fighters, paramedics, EMTs, law enforcement officers, dentists and dental hygienists, mental health workers (therapist, psychologist, social worker, counselor, etc.), hospital staff such as janitor/housekeeping/security, military on active duty, contact tracers, vaccine and pharmaceutical researchers, pilots, flight attendants, TSA, and medical researchers.
Additionally, this holiday season Starbucks plans to surprise 50,000 front-line responders with care packages and Starbucks gift cards.Since March, The Starbucks Foundation has donated more than $1 million to support first responders through personal protective equipment, essential medical supplies, care packages and handwritten letters, and mental health support services for health care workers.
Source: Good News Network