McDonald’s is donating 750,000 N-95 masks to the City of Chicago and 250,000 to the state of Illinois.
The masks will be distributed to first responders and medical professionals in the company’s home city and state where critical protective gear is in short supply. McDonald’s Global Headquarters is located in the West Loop neighborhood of downtown Chicago.
McDonald’s has been working closely with supplier partners to mobilize global resources at the local level through donating food, sourcing supplies for communities and funding emergency efforts. “Our company has a deep bond with the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois and we feel a profound sense of gratitude for the healthcare workers serving our community,” the company said. “While sourcing supplies for our restaurant crew, we were fortunate to have come across these critical items so we can get them into the hands of people who need them.
This donation follows McDonald's donation of $1 million and 400,000 KF94 masks to the State of Illinois COVID-19 fund, McDonald's China RMB 1 million donation to support healthcare workers and McDonald's Italy and Ronald McDonald House Charities Italy 1 million euro donation to construct a temporary hospital in Milan.