This month, health care workers receive special treatment.
Starbucks will offer free cups of coffee to health care workers and first responders who worked during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It has been an extraordinarily difficult year, especially for front-line workers serving our communities,” Virginia Tenpenny, Starbucks vice president for global social impact, said in a press release. “We want to show our deep gratitude to those who support us and protect us every day with a little kindness and a cup of coffee.”
Until the end of December, a customer “who identifies as a front-line player in the COVID-19 outbreak” can enter any Starbucks in the United States and receive a large, hot, or iced coffee for free. This gift is also offered to other hospital staff, such as janitors and security guards, mental health workers, and active-duty members.
Starbucks distributes free coffee to front-line health care workers
The new promotion is an extension of a previous gift for health care workers on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic. From late March to May, Starbucks committed to offering a free cup of coffee to health care workers. At the end of April, the chain said it had already donated more than one million cups and said that number has since doubled to more than two million.
These gifts are the latest in a series of actions the coffee chain deployed during the pandemic, including a $100,000 donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and a public promise to donate care packages and gift cards to 50,000 front-line workers.