Starbucks giving free coffee to first responders during coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus Pandemic

A Starbucks coffee cup is seen inside a Starbucks Coffee shop in Washington, D.C. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Coronavirus Resources from the CDC

(WJW) — Starbucks is giving back during the coronavirus crisis.

On Wednesday, the company announced it’s giving free coffee to front-line responders to COVID-19 until May 3.

Any customer who identifies as a first responder or front-line worker supporting the healthcare system will receive a tall brewed coffee — hot or iced — at no charge. That includes police officers, firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital and medical staff and medical researchers.

According to a press release, the Starbucks Foundation will donate $500K to front-line responders in the United States, with $250K going to Operation Gratitude to support the delivery of thousands of care packages to healthcare workers and $250K going to Direct Relief to support the delivery of personal protective equipment and essential medical items.

On Tuesday, Starbucks said it will pay workers for 30 days — whether they go to work or not.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

The Coronavirus Pandemic

More Coronavirus Pandemic

Latest Local News Video

Panama City Rescue Mission providing free produce to families in need

Thumbnail for the video titled "Panama City Rescue Mission providing free produce to families in need"

Neighbors speak out after visitor invades home in Panama City

Thumbnail for the video titled "Neighbors speak out after visitor invades home in Panama City"

SKATE PARK REBUILD

Thumbnail for the video titled "SKATE PARK REBUILD"

BCSO handing out over 700 meals to families

Thumbnail for the video titled "BCSO handing out over 700 meals to families"

ECP airport feeling effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Thumbnail for the video titled "ECP airport feeling effects of COVID-19 pandemic"

Tyndall AFB to hold virtual industry day

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tyndall AFB to hold virtual industry day"
More Local News