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Starbucks to give free coffee to front-line responders all month

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 17:34:50-05

SEATTLE — With the second wave of COVID-19 overwhelming the country's first responders and health care workers, Starbucks is doing what it can to make their season a bit brighter.

The coffee company will give all front-line caregivers a free tall brewed coffee at its stores throughout the entire month of December.

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“It has been an extraordinarily difficult year, especially for the front-line responders who are serving our communities,” said Starbucks vice president Virginia Tenpenny. “We want to show our deep gratitude for those who support and protect us every day with a small gesture of kindness and a cup of coffee.”

Front-line responders just need to identify themselves to a Starbucks employee to receive their free coffee through December 31.

Starbucks also donated $100,000 to the National Alliance on Mental Illness so it can continue to provide first responders the mental health resources they need.