Starbucks shows support on Veteran’s Day
As with previous years, Starbucks will offer a free tall (12-oz) hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses at participating U.S. Starbucks stores New this year, Starbucks is expanding this offer to include a free tall (12-oz) iced coffee.
In addition, Starbucks is donating $200,000, split evenly between Team Red, White & Blue and Team Rubicon to support the veteran community.
While Veterans Day is only one day out of the year, Starbucks’ commitment to supporting the military community – including hiring veterans, military spouses and opening Military Family Stores – is a year-round effort.
Starbucks’ ongoing military commitments include:
- In FY21, it hired more than 7,700 veterans and military spouses across Starbucks roles in the U.S.
- Its has 109 Military Family Stores across the nation to-date. Starbucks Military Family Stores are located near major military bases and are designed to hire and honour soldiers, veterans, and their families, and aim to offer a welcoming space for local communities to work, unwind and gather to build a stronger community.
- The company is dedicated to supporting service organizations like Headstrong, Team Red, White & Blue and Team Rubicon who help veterans as they transition to civilian life, continue to develop as leaders, and leverage their skills and passions to positively change communities.
- It offers partner (employee) benefits that accommodate the needs of our active-duty military and military families, including Military Service Pay, which provides up to 80 hours of pay each year, to eligible partners (employees), when active-duty service obligations take them away from their work with the company.
- Veteran partners can extend the Starbucks College Achievement Plan benefit to a qualified family member for 100% tuition coverage for a first-time bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program.
- As a company, it is focused on breaking the stigma around mental health through partnerships, advocacy and awareness – including in the military community.