In response to catastrophic damage from wildfires burning in the Valparaíso region of Chile, The Starbucks Foundation has committed to donating $50,000 to nonprofit organizations in support of impacted communities and relief efforts.
The Starbucks Foundation’s donations will support the following organizations:
- World Central Kitchen to support immediate food relief to communities through distribution of meals and water.
- Desafío Levantemos Chile to support relief and recovery efforts.
Alsea, which owns and operates Starbucks locations in Chile, is also supporting relief efforts via in-kind donations of food and water.
Recovery efforts for these communities will take time, and we are working closely with Alsea to monitor the situation to support our green apron partners and the communities we serve in Chile.
About The Starbucks Foundation
The Starbucks Foundation strengthens humanity by transforming lives across the world, with a focus on enabling community resiliency and prosperity and uplifting communities affected by disaster. Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law.
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 38,000 stores worldwide, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at stories.starbucks.com or www.starbucks.com.
Alsea has partnered with Starbucks since 2002, and now operates more than 1,660 stores across Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay in Latin America as well as European markets Spain, Portugal, France, Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg.