Starbucks is stepping up! The coffee chain announced that front-line responders of the outbreak are eligible for free coffee, KCRA reports. Starting today through May 3, any customer who identifies as a frontline responder will receive a tall brewed coffee, hot or iced, at no charge. The company identified front-line responders as police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff and medical researchers.
Not only that, they’re donating $500,000 to two health care charities. The Starbucks Foundation will give $250,000 to Operation Gratitude, an organization working to deliver 50,000 care packages to health care workers and another $250,000 to Direct Relief, an organization supporting the delivery of personal protective equipment and essential medical items.