Starbucks offering free coffee to front-line responders amid coronavirus outbreak

As ceo Kevin Johnson wrote in a letter to customers this week, amid a dynamic and uncertain time, Starbucks store partners around the world have demonstrated the company’s resilience and commitment to the communities they serve. Over the last few weeks, partners have found ways to support those who are keeping our communities safe – particularly responders on the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Building on this commitment, Starbucks announced it will offer free coffee to front line responders through May 3. In addition, The Starbucks Foundation will donate $500,000 to support front-line responders.

Here are the details:

  • Starting today through May 3, 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 Starbucks Foundation will donate $500,000 to support U.S. front-line 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.
  • Read more about how partners in Starbucks stores around the world have already found ways to support and thank front-line responders.