Starbucks is serving up free coffee to local frontline responders during the COVID-19 crisis.
The company announced Wednesday “any customer who identifies as a frontline responder to the COVID-19 outbreak will receive a tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge.”
Doctors, nurses, paramedics, hospital staff, police officers, and firefighters may take advantage of the offer until May 3.
In addition, the Starbucks Foundation will donate $500,000 to support US frontline responders with equal donations to Direct Relief to support the delivery of personal protective equipment and essential medical items and to Operation Gratitude to deliver 50,000 care packages and handwritten letters to first responders and health care workers.
The coffee giant said they are still paying its workers if they aren’t working during the pandemic.
“We also committed to pay all Starbucks U.S. and Canada retail partners for the next 30 days whether or not their store is closed, or they are otherwise unable, or even uncomfortable, coming to work,” said Starbucks. “We believe no partner should be asked to choose between work and their health.”
The drive-thru at the Aberdeen Starbucks is open from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Starbucks inside Harris Teeter in Taylortown is open from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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