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Starbucks

Supporting Frontline NHS Staff

Overview

Our Mission

Starbucks UK temporarily closed stores at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown to test operational procedures were safe for partners (employees) and customers before reopening.

During this period, Starbucks decided to distribute as much surplus stock as possible, sending major donations of coffee, food and drink to hospitals, food banks, shelters and care homes across the UK.

200,000

Free beverages donated to NHS staff, with half a million expected through partnerships with petrol channel operators such as Selecta

100,000

food items donated to keep our communities sustained

30 NHS Hospitals

have been donated coffee by Starbucks on the Go

Starbucks worked closely with NHS Trusts and the organization NHS Charities Together to determine where the greatest need for stock was.

As well as surplus food and beverage stock from distribution centres, donations from Starbucks also included contributions from individual partners themselves.

One Starbucks employee benefit is a weekly allocation of coffee known as Partner Mark-Out. During the course of the pandemic, partners took the decision to donate their coffee to healthcare workers, and through these combined donations, Starbucks UK has been able to provide 450,000 free beverages and food items to frontline NHS staff during the course of the pandemic

Starbucks worked closely with NHS Trusts and the organization NHS Charities Together to determine where the greatest need for stock was.

As well as surplus food and beverage stock from distribution centres, donations from Starbucks also included contributions from individual partners themselves.

One Starbucks employee benefit is a weekly allocation of coffee known as Partner Mark-Out. During the course of the pandemic, partners took the decision to donate their coffee to healthcare workers, and through these combined donations, Starbucks UK has been able to provide 450,000 free beverages and food items to frontline NHS staff during the course of the pandemic

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 30,000 stores around the globe, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at https://stories.starbucks.com/emea/