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Starbucks giving free coffee to COVID-19 front-line responders all month

Posted December 2, 2020 9:22 a.m. EST
Updated December 2, 2020 3:09 p.m. EST

Starbucks Sustainability Commitment Reusable Cups (photo courtesy Starbucks)

Starbucks is giving free coffee to COVID-19 front-line responders during the entire month of December!

According to the Starbucks website, "Starting December 1 through December 31, any customer who identifies as a front-line responder to the COVID-19 outbreak will receive a tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge."

The offer is valid at Starbucks U.S. company-operated locations and at select licensed stores.

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

Those eligible for the free coffee offer include "front-line health care providers and first responders, including: 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."

They are also planning to surprise 50,000 front-line responders with care packages and Starbucks gift cards this month!

In addition, Starbucks has donated $100,000 to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) "to support virtual mental health resources for front-line responders."

See all the details about this offer on the Starbucks website.

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