Tim Hortons will soon distribute free face masks at some drive-thrus in Canada
What does your usual Tim Hortons drive-thru order look like? Do you order a coffee and a breakfast sandwich? A French Vanilla latte and a chocolate glazed donut? What about a honey cruller and a free face mask?
Alberta is making the last option a reality in the coming weeks.
On Friday, the provincial government announced that it has partnered with A&W;, McDonald's and Tim Hortons to distribute non-medical masks through their drive-thru locations across the province.
The masks will be completely free of charge.
Can I get a mask with that?— Jana G. Pruden (@jana_pruden) May 29, 2020
Alberta Government announces masks will soon be handed out at fast food restaurant drive-thrus. pic.twitter.com/EagkZERC5I
The Alberta government will distribute about 20 million masks across 600 locations in early June.
Masks will be provided in packages of four.
The gov't has ordered 20 million masks for distribution, beginning in early June. Every Albertan can get four masks for themselves.— Tom Ross (@Tommy_Slick) May 29, 2020
Tyler Shandro, the Alberta Minister of Health, said that he is "incredibly grateful" to everyone that has made the new initiative possible.
"The collective response from leaders in government, public, and private sectors has been overwhelming," he said.
Tim Hortons Chief Operating Officer Mike Hancock said that the coffee franchise is eager to step up and support the efforts of communities across Canada.
"When we were asked by the Alberta government to help distribute masks through our drive-thrus we did not hesitate," he said. "We're proud to have been asked to participate in this important program and do our part to help Alberta move forward on its relaunch strategy."
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