Nurses and healthcare professionals are working day and night to protect our nation from the coronavirus pandemic. We need them now more than ever.
Our gratitude for these individuals is beyond words, and we hope that you are doing whatever you can to show appreciation for the healthcare professionals in your life.
To say thanks, many businesses around the country are doing whatever they can to make healthcare workers’ days just a little brighter.
Read on for a list of companies offering free food and perks to the heroic clinicians and healthcare professionals working to keep us safe!
Starting last week until May 3, Starbucks announced that “any customer who identifies as a first responder or frontline worker supporting our healthcare system” will receive one tall brewed coffee per visit.
This decision was made after all Starbucks locations switched exclusively to drive-thru service, which resulted in an “incredible” group effort by Starbucks employees to ensure the transition went off without a hitch. See CEO and President Kevin Johnson’s open letter here.
Ready for some delicious news? Krispy Kreme has announced that every Monday till May 12, Krispy Kreme will give away free donuts to healthcare workers.
Even better, the company has not specified any limitations on order size. According to their website, “just go to a Krispy Kreme drive-thru, tell us what you need, and show us your employer badge.”
Airbnb recently announced its goal to help house 100,000 frontline healthcare workers worldwide.
The company will offer free or discounted housing through the initiative, which was created in collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Rescue Committee, International Medical Corps and other nonprofit organizations.
Steak ‘N Shake
Steak ‘N Shake’s new “We’re All Essential” program is offering 20% off of all Steakburgers and/or order of french fries to anyone it classifies as an “essential worker.”
That includes doctors, nurses, first responders, cashiers, flight attendants, grocery store employees, pharmacists, and more.
Footwear company Crocs announced its “Free Pair for Healthcare” program last week. The program offers healthcare workers around the United States a free pair of shoes, shipping included.
Winn-Dixie grocery stores are offering an additional hour of shopping for healthcare workers on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The “fast casual salad restaurant” is offering free salads to hospitals in New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.
To request service through this program, click here.
Taco Bell’s new offer goes out to more than just healthcare workers. Everyone’s invited!
Through March 31, everyone in the nation can get a free Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco. No purchase required, just ask.
Car rental company Hertz is offering free car rentals to healthcare workers in New York City through April 30.
Cars can be rented from one week up to an entire month.
The meditation app Headspace is always free, but its extensive libraries of guided meditations usually require a paid subscription.
Headspace has made their libraries of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises free for anyone who wants them.
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