Throughout the month of January, McDonald’s Canada is providing free coffee and tea to all frontline healthcare workers.
With a valid work ID, all frontline health care workers, vaccine volunteers, medical testing centre and pharmacy employees, as well as emergency services and military personnel, are entitled to a complimentary medium coffee or tea at participating restaurants across Canada.
“Our mission at McDonald’s is to feed and foster communities, and this effort honours those who are currently doing so much to care for our communities,” Gemma Pryor, senior director, Canada Impact Team, said in a press release. “Throughout the pandemic, we saw our franchisees come up with innovative ways to help their communities in times of need, and that is exactly what we are seeing today with the free coffee offer.”
McDonald’s Canada partnered with its independent franchisees across the country in March 2020 to give away over one million complimentary McCafé Premium Roast Coffee and Tea. Since then, franchisees have continued to demonstrate their support for their local communities by providing coffee and breakfast to healthcare workers and volunteers on numerous occasions.
They are now reintroducing the offer for a limited time to coincide with the ongoing push for Canadians to receive their vaccine or booster, as well as the ongoing challenges of treating and testing pandemic patients.
McDonald’s describes the gesture as a “simple expression of gratitude” for those who continue to serve on the front lines, protecting and caring for communities across the country.