In the middle of everything going on right now during the COVID-19 pandemic, Starbucks has stepped up to say thank you to our nation's first responders. This includes firefighters, police officers, EMT workers, doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff members. Starbucks wants to honor these people that are on the front-lines during this whole ordeal.

According to a statement from the coffee giant, they are offering free coffee to anyone who identifies as a front-line responder during this pandemic. But that's not all Starbucks is doing. Here's some of the details from the Starbucks website:

  • 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.

So, if you know anyone that's on the front-lines during all of this, pass this word along. Because, chances are, they're going to need those extra cups of coffee!