Front-line workers can get free Starbucks throughout December

Customers walk past a sign that reads "We're Open!" at a Starbucks Coffee store in south Seattle, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Starbucks saw faster-than-expected recovery in the U.S. and China in its fiscal fourth quarter, giving it confidence as it heads into the holiday season. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Starting Tuesday, front-line workers will be able to get a free coffee at Starbucks throughout the month of December.

Anyone who identified as a front-line responder will be able to get a tall coffee, hot or iced, at no charge.

The company has also announced that it will donate $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness to support virtual mental health resources for front-line workers. Starbucks also plans to surprise 50,000 front-line workers with care packages and Starbucks gift cards this holiday season.

Front-line workers eligible for a free coffee include doctors, nurses, public health workers, pharmacists, dispatchers, firefighters, paramedics, police officers, dentists and dental hygienists, mental health workers, hospital staff and active-duty military.


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