Starbucks Partners with OSD, Shipping Over 4 Tons of Coffee through “Supply Drop” Program for Deployed Troops Overseas

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON & AUSTIN, TEXAS December 12, 2017 /For immediate release/ — The partnership between Starbucks and OSD continues to increase impact on the military community around the globe. Starbucks has donated over 4 tons of premium coffee and tea for inclusion in OSD’s award-winning “Supply Drop” program.

US Army Veterans & OSD Warehouse Manager, Laeth Damon

Matt Kress, a retired Marine who is a senior manager on the Social Impact team at Starbucks, said, “Starbucks Coffee Company is honored to work with Operation Supply Drop to support our service members with a taste of home wherever they are serving. Thank you for all that you do.”


OSD Executive Director & CEO, Glenn Banton, stated, “Starbucks has and continues to be a leading supporter of the military community and we’re grateful to have their generous support through our global programs. Having their support speaks volumes and it is an honor to work together impacting our deployed troops and veterans at home.”


Since the relationship between Starbucks and OSD began in 2016, hundreds of thousands of servings of coffee and tea having been provided to the military community through OSD programs. OSD’s “Supply Drop” Program benefits over 150,000 troops each year.


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About OSD (Operation Supply Drop)

OSD is a global, chapter based, Veteran Service Organization (EIN 27-3842517) providing relevant, relatable and sustainable impact to the military community through social, professional and service-oriented programs. Since 2010, OSD has impacted over 600,000 members of the military community through these award-winning programs. Read more at:


About Starbucks Coffee Company

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 27,000 stores around the globe, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit our stores or online at and




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