Every Starbucks in the country is a food drop-off center for the communities hit the hardest by Thursday night’s earthquake.
Food donations will be sent to Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz and Puebla.
“We want to capitalize on the reach of our 610 stores in 61 cities throughout the Mexican Republic, with the support of our more than 7,000 employees and thousands of customers, to have a positive impact on affected communities,” reads a statement issued by the chain of coffee shops.
Customers are invited to donate bottled water, canned or packaged food, milk powder, blankets, clothes in good condition, sanitary paper and bandages.
Fundación Alsea, an offshoot of the company that builds Starbucks in Mexico, will use its distribution center to mobilize its employees.
Starbucks has eight shops in Mérida:
- Calle 31, No.102 X Calle 20, México
- Paseo de Montejo 465 x 33 A y 35, Avenida Colón 465, Centro
- Calle 7 451, Fraccionamiento Altabrisa Sección 26
- Calle 30 No.185, San Ramon Norte
- Av. 32 #219 Por 43 Norte, Plaza Jardín Mérida, Juan Pablo II;
- Calle 50 S/N Mza 433 centro, Gonzalo Guerrero; Uptown Mérida
- Avenida Correo Racho, Residencial San Carlos
- Gran Hotel, Calle 60 at 59, Parque Hidalgo, Centro.