The Starbucks Foundation Supports Hurricane Beryl Relief Efforts in the Caribbean

As communities across the Caribbean start to recover and rebuild following the impact of Hurricane Beryl – the earliest Category 5 Atlantic hurricane on record – The Starbucks Foundation is supporting disaster relief and rescue efforts on the ground.

The Starbucks Foundation’s donations totaling $50,000 will support the following nonprofits:

  • World Central Kitchen to provide humanitarian relief through distribution of meals and water to communities across the Caribbean impacted by Hurricane Beryl, in partnership with local community leaders.
  • American Red Cross to support efforts led by local Red Cross teams to reach communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados and Jamaica with shelter, livelihood restoration, water, sanitation & hygiene support, and other protection and prevention interventions.

Recovery for these communities will take time. Starbucks and The Starbucks Foundation will continue to monitor the situation to support our green apron partners and the communities we serve in in the Caribbean, along with contributing to relief efforts throughout the affected areas.

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 the disaster. Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law.  

About World Central Kitchen 

Founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen (WCK) is a nonprofit organization that is first to the frontlines providing fresh meals in response to crises. Applying our model of quick action, leveraging local resources, and adapting in real time, WCK has served more than 400 million nourishing meals around the world. WCK knows that good food provides not only nourishment, but also comfort and hope, especially in times of crisis. Learn more at

About Red Cross 

A premier humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, the world. Since our founding by Clara Barton on May 21, 1881, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to serving people in need. We received our first congressional charter in 1900 and to this day we are tasked by the federal government with providing services to members of the American armed forces and their families, as well as providing disaster relief in the U.S. and around the world. Find out more at