Healthcare workers could really use some caffeine right now, and Starbucks wants to hook them up!

Shout out to the person that came up with this idea! According to a statement on their website, Starbucks locations have begun offering free coffee to front-line responders in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The promotion kicked off yesterday and will run through Sunday, May 3rd. The official statement reads:

"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."

Although Starbucks cafes across the country are temporarily closed, drive-thru and delivery options remain open at many locations. You may want to call and confirm that your local Starbucks location is still serving customers at this time. I called the Starbucks at 1st Ave NE in Cedar Rapids this morning and they confirmed that they are offering the free tall brewed coffee to front-line responders.

Starbucks also announced that The Starbucks Foundation will donate $500,000 to front line responders here in the U.S. through the organizations Direct Relief and Operation Gratitude. You can read more about that HERE.

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