This Veterans Day, Starbucks is honoring those who have served with a free tall (12-ounce) hot brewed coffee for veterans, military service members and military spouses at participating U.S. Starbucks stores on November 11. Starbucks is also donating 25 cents for every cup of hot brewed coffee sold nationwide on November 11 to be divided evenly between Team Red, White & Blue and Headstrong to support the mental health and the wellbeing of military communities.

“COVID brings a whole new host of stresses and challenges, especially for veterans and military families,” says Matt Kress, senior manager of Veteran and Military Affairs for Starbucks who served more than 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. “Seeking mental health treatment and providing opportunities through organizations like Headstrong and Team Red, White & Blue are an important way to help veterans meet the challenges that are happening this year.”

Since 2013, Starbucks military commitment has included the hiring of 30,000 veterans and military spouses, with a commitment to hire 5,000 more each year going forward. The company is dedicated to teaming up with service organizations who help veterans transition to civilian life, develop as leaders, and leverage their skills and passion to positively change communities. The company also operates 68 Military Family Stores across the country to help support soldiers, veterans and their families.

Starbucks also supports active duty service members and has donated more than 4 million cups of coffee to deployed military units around the world with whole-bean coffee, Starbucks VIA Instant and K-Cups.

To receive your free cup of hot brewed coffee, visit your neighborhood Starbucks. To find one near you, use the store locator feature on or on the Starbucks app. Offer must be redeemed in person (not available using Order Ahead or Delivery) at participating U.S. Starbucks locations on November 11.

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