Starbucks to give free coffee to first responders until May 3

Starbucks to give free coffee to first responders until May 3
(Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — Starbucks is offering free coffee until May 3 to first responders at the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Seattle-based company said any customer who identifies as a first responder to the outbreak will receive a tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at no charge.

>> Related: 90-year-old Kirkland woman survives coronavirus, reunites with family

Content Continues Below

The offer is available at participating stores, that are still open, across the U.S.

On March 15, Starbucks announced that it would be temporarily closing some stores nationwide for at least two weeks and shifting others to a to-go model to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Starbucks also said it is donating $250,000 to Operation Gratitude, an organization working to deliver 50,000 care packages to health care workers and $250,000 to Direct Relief, an organization supporting the delivery of personal protective equipment and essential medical items.