Starbucks Coffee and Baristas del Caribe, LLC announced the local version of the new Starbucks Global Partner Emergency Relief Program as part of its commitment to support employees affected by COVID-19.
The program marks the first time both company-operated and international-licensed market store partners across Starbucks may access hardship grants.
These one-time, direct relief grants will be made available to employees facing extreme hardship as a result of COVID-19 and help ensure they have access to emergency support during the health crisis, the company said.
“As we navigate this global crisis, we believe it is our responsibility to create additional support for partners facing unexpected health and financial hardship wherever they are. With this funding initiative from Starbucks Coffee Company supported locally by Baristas del Caribe, we demonstrate to our Starbucks partners that we are in this together,” said Idis Ortiz-López, general manager of Starbucks Puerto Rico.