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Savannah McDonald’s giving free meals to some essential workers

McDonald’s is thanking some essential workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic with free food.
Now through May 5, at locations including Savannah, a free “Thank You Meal” breakfast, lunch or dinner is available for healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics in uniform or who show their work badge.
“Emergency physicians and other health care workers on the front lines are spending hours a day on their feet, often missing meals in their efforts to care for their patients,” said Dr. William Jaquis, president of The American College of Emergency Physicians.
“McDonald’s Thank You Meal is a much appreciated gesture for those risking their lives each day to take a break with a hot meal amidst the turbulence,” he said.
The company says it has implemented nearly 50 new safety measures to ensure the well-being of its employees, and is continuing to explore additional safety steps in accordance with guidance issued by local and national health authorities.
“We have been inspired by the way our franchisees have been going above and beyond to support their local communities throughout this trying time,” said Joe Erlinger, McDonald’s USA president.
“I couldn’t be more proud of how our company, franchisees and supplier partners have come together to give back to those who are working tirelessly for our country. That is truly our McDonald’s system at its best,” he said.
McDonald’s also says it has donated $3.1 million in food to support local communities, made commitments to support truck drivers across the country, donated 1 million N95 masks to Chicago and the state of Illinois and donated $1 million to the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund to ensure non-profits in their home state have the supplies they need during this time.


  1. Essential worker on April 22, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    What about all the store workers. Walmart dollar general, Lowes etc. we are in the frontline too .

    • Essential worker also on April 22, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      You are not in the direct contact of sick patients. The store workers get scheduled breaks and also a required meal break.Health care workers get them if and when they get a chance, and before you decide to go off on me I am also a Walmart employee. Stop being greedy. Every one is working hard, and some harder than others

      • G D on April 25, 2020 at 3:11 pm

        Neither are you … I saw how empty the hospital parking lot is. Lol

  2. Gallian Fulton on April 22, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Please consider the United States Postal Service employees.


  3. Lisa Tidwell on April 22, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks McDonald’s 😊❤️

  4. Pattie Kiddy on April 23, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    Thank you all so much for this act of kindness! We have been doing COVID 19 testing for the last 4 weeks and sometimes a break is just a fleeting thought!
    Y’all have the best chicken and biscuit and unsweetened tea! Keep up the great work!

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