How McDonald’s is Supporting Communities Around the World

April 09, 2020

McDonald’s has always been a home base for our communities. During this challenging, unprecedented time, that hasn’t changed. Below, find examples of what McDonald’s, our franchisees and our suppliers are doing around the world during the fight against COVID-19.

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April 22, 2020
Some McDonald’s restaurants in Poland are making PowerPacks – free three-course meals for health care workers and people on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

April 21, 2020
Participating McDonald’s in the U.S. are offering free "Thank You Meals" between Wednesday, April 22 and Tuesday, May 5, to healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics as a token of appreciation for their selfless service.

April 16, 2020
Now more than ever, McDonald's stands by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®) and their commitment to help ensure families with hospitalized children receive the care and resources they need. Read about how McDonald's franchisees and suppliers are supporting RMHC.

April 16, 2020
McDonald's franchises in the Philippines and Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines have served more than 100,000 meals to health care workers in more than 55 hospitals across the country through Kindness Kitchens.

April 13, 2020
Our customers continue to find ways to inspire us every day. Over the last few weeks, customers in the U.S. have gone above and beyond to spread smiles and show encouragement for each other and our #McFamily.

April 9, 2020
McDonald’s has donated $3.1 million dollars in food to support local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the donations equate to nearly 3 million total pounds of food, including dairy, beef, produce, fruit and bakery items. 

April 8, 2020
Some of McDonald’s franchised and company-owned restaurants in Australia have added staple food items, like milk and bread, to their regular menus – enabling customers to shop for basics they’d usually find at supermarkets via McDonald’s contactless takeaway and Drive Thrus.

April 6, 2020
McDonald’s is donating 750,000 N-95 masks to the City of Chicago and 250,000 to the state of Illinois. Read an op-ed about this donation by Francesca DeBiase, Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer, and Michael Gonda, Vice President, Global Corporate Relations.

April 3, 2020
Hand in hand with our supplier partners, McDonald’s is mobilizing global resources at the local level in response to COVID-19 – donating food, sourcing supplies and funding emergency efforts in places like Italy, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States.

April 2, 2020  
McDonald’s franchisees in the U.S. are looking out for employees and their families, going above and beyond for customers in need, providing meals to families who rely on school lunches, and spreading good cheer. Read more about franchisees’ efforts.

April 1, 2020
In Guatemala, hardworking restaurant crew are preparing and bringing breakfast, lunch and dinner to doctors and nurses who are treating patients with COVID-19. Restaurants are also donating meals to people building new, temporary hospitals.

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