Starbucks giving free coffee to US healthcare workers and first responders

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SEATTLE, Wash. (WIFR) -- Starbucks is giving away free coffee nationwide to first responders and healthcare workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. This news comes from a statement that was announced by Starbucks corporate Wednesday.

Starbucks says this promotion will continue now through May 3. Any customer who identifies themselves as a first responder or healthcare system worker will receive a free fall coffee. In addition, the following are also eligible for the coffee:

-- Doctors

-- Firefighters

-- Hospital and medical staff, including researchers

-- Paramedics

-- Police officers

Additionally, Starbucks said its foundation will also be donating $500,000 to organizations delivering care packages and needed medical items such as personal protective equipment.

You can read the full statement from Starbucks here​.