As the fight against the coronavirus pandemic continues, more businesses are seeking ways to aid and honor health care workers on the frontlines. Among those corporations is Dunkin’, which will be offering a free medium hot or iced coffee and a donut to nurses and other health care professionals on May 6 to celebrate National Nurses Day. The offer will continue throughout the day, while supplies last.
“As a brand with a long heritage of serving those who serve, we appreciate and honor the heroic work and unwavering commitment nurses and healthcare professionals show every day. Their selfless sacrifices inspire all of us to come together to do everything we can to support our communities. We want people on the frontlines to know that we have their backs and they can count on Dunkin’ to help keep them running,” Dave Hoffmann, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, said in a press release.
Additionally, the Dunkin’ Joy Childhood Foundation announced a $200,000 grant to First Descents, the global leader in adventure-based healing. This grant will aid the foundation’s efforts to provide critical support to nurses and health care workers experiencing trauma due to COVID-19.
First Descents’s new, first-of-its-kind initiative called “Hero Recharge” will provide support to health care professionals by improving their psychosocial health, nurturing supportive peer relationships and better positioning them to carry out their important work.
“Doctors, nurses and first responders are on the frontlines of the most devastating health crisis of our generation,” Ryan O’Donoghue, executive director of First Descents, said in a press release. “In partnership with the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, our goal is to address this trauma through unforgettable outdoor adventures that will nurture supportive peer relationships and give these heroes the respite and renewal they deserve.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Dunkin’ Brands has been dedicated to providing support to those on the frontlines through donations of coffee, donuts, Keurig K-Cup pods and Dunkin’ gift cards. These donations were sent to more than 300 hospitals and emergency sites. The company will continue to carry out this mission by bringing food trucks and other products to even more hospitals, emergency sites and first responders across the country.