Dunkin’ Will Offer Free Doughnuts and Coffee to Nurses and Doctors on May 6th

In light of the coronavirus outbreak of 2020, we’re all trying to do our part to help—but it’s tough. Sitting on the couch all day, every day is hard work, after all. Plus, we have no idea when we’re going to be able to get a haircut again.

Okay, so perhaps being in quarantine isn’t that hard—especially when you think about all the other people out there having it much worse. For example, the nurses and doctors who work on the frontlines every day. They’re the ones putting their lives at risk to save the lives of others.

We couldn’t think of a better definition of a hero, especially during a time like this. That’s why so many places are trying to give back. For example, Chipotle partnered with DoorDash to give away 100,000 free burritos to healthcare workers, McDonald’s began to give out free meals to those on the frontline and Crocs gave away a free pair of their classic shoes to healthcare workers.

And now, Dunkin’ Donuts has joined in on paying it forward to our health heroes. On May 6, otherwise known as National Nurses Day, the franchise will be offering a free donut and medium hot or iced coffee to all doctors and nurses working to help those with the virus.

“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,” said Dave Hoffmann, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands.

That’s not all. In addition to the free coffee and donut, the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation has also announced a $200,000 grant to First Descents on order to help them create a program that helps healthcare professioanls overcome stress “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 front lines of the most devastating health crisis of our generation,” said Ryan O’Donoghue, Executive Director of First Descents. “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.”

We love seeing all of these big brands giving back to those working tirelessly to keep our communities safe. There’s no one more deserving!

What other companies have you seen give back to healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic?