Starbucks Expands Its Veterans Day Free Coffee Offerings For 2022

Starbucks has established itself as a company that often gives back. Through The Starbucks Foundation, the company provides grants to support communities across the United States, as well as coffee and tea-growing communities around the world. The coffee chain partners with Feeding America through its FoodShare program, and previously supported the Born This Way Foundation, which was founded by Lady Gaga to support LGBTQ+ causes.

For Veterans Day, active and retired military service members, as well as spouses, can often find a variety of deals at restaurants with valid ID. According to, free meals can be snagged from Texas Roadhouse, California Pizza Kitchen, and Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, among others. Starbucks is joining in and giving back to those who serve the United States, as they have previously offered free coffee to mark the holiday. This year, they will be adding an additional option to choose from.

Customers can choose from two options this year

To celebrate Veterans Day on November 11, Starbucks will be offering free coffee to veterans and active service members, as well as their spouses, reports Today. New this year, the chain will be offering customers the choice of hot or iced coffee. Previously, the freebie only applied to a tall, hot coffee (via Starbucks). The free drink can be claimed at any participating Starbucks stores, including any of the 109 Military Family Stores, which are located near military bases and aim to connect communities.

A donation of $200,000 will also be divided equally between two charities: Team Red, White, & Blue, which supports veteran healthcare and wellness, and Team Rubicon, which provides disaster relief using veteran expertise. The coffee chain has a history of supporting veterans' causes and has hired 7,700 veterans and military spouses across its stores during the fiscal year of 2021. Veteran Starbucks employees receive a number of benefits, including allowing the extension of its Starbucks College Achievement Plan — which pays the full tuition of students working towards a Bachelor's degree at Arizona State University — to a family member of the veteran.