MCDONALD'S is giving free food to first responders and health care workers across Mid-Michigan.
Burger lovers – who work in emergency operations or health care during the coronavirus pandemic – can receive a complimentary Thank You Meal at the drive-thru or takeaway through May 5, ABC 12 reported.
Health care workers, police officers, firefighters and EMS workers will be able to get a free meal without having to make a purchase.
However, they must show a valid identification to prove they are either health care workers or first responders.
Each person is allowed one meal every day, but they must choose from a list of specific items.
McDonald's breakfast options for the Thank You meal include: an Egg McMuffin, Chicken McGriddles or Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit, hash browns and a beverage.
A Double Cheeseburger, six-piece Chicken McNuggets or Filet-O-Fish, small fries and a beverage will be offered for lunch or dinner.
Free meals will also include Thank You notes.
Tony D’Anna, who owns eight McDonald’s restaurants in thee different counties in Michigan, said: “We are proud to be able support our neighbors who are on the frontlines as first responders and health care workers with Thank You Meals."
His restaurants are located in Bay, Ogemaw and Saginaw counties.
McDonald's Vice President of U.S. Communications & Government Relations, David Tovar, detailed the company's safety precautions during the fight against COVID019 in a recent news release.
"As we proactively monitor the impact of the coronavirus, we are continuously making changes to processes and restaurant operations with safety top of mind," Tovar said.
"Across the country we are committed to staying open where we can to offer hot and delicious food to serve the community, including our healthcare workers, first responders, truck drivers, delivery workers, grocery clerks, and more."
He explained: "Many of our franchisees are also providing meals to families who relied on school lunches and providing hospital workers with warm prepared meals during their shifts.
"And to keep our operations strong, we are staying in constant communication with our franchisees to ensure our efforts are always aligned."
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