McDonald's is looking to extend a helping hand to all of our health care workers, paramedics, police officers and firefighters.

You've heard of the Happy Meal....but now McDonald's has introduced the "Thank You Meal."

All of our essential personnel can get a free Thank You Meal at any participating McDonald's free of charge through May 5th and it is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Here are the menu options:

Breakfast: Egg McMuffin, Chicken McGriddles or a Bacon Egg & Cheese Biscuit. All come with hash browns and any size soft drink, tea or hot coffee.

Lunch/Dinner: Double Cheeseburger, Six-Piece Chicken McNuggets or a Filet-O-Fish Sandwich. And just like the breakfast menu, all options come with a side of small fries and any size soft drink, tea or hot coffee.

The only catch is that there is a limit of one meal per person per day. Also, be prepared to show your employee ID or badge to get the free meal.

Here are the participating Jersey Shore McDonald's:

(Organized alphabetically by town) 

1108 Route 34, Aberdeen

1501 Main St.,  Asbury Park

970 Route 36, Atlantic Highlands

537 Broadway, Bayonne

157 W 63rd St., Bayonne

417 Atlanatic City Blvd., Bayville

191 Van Zile Road, Brick Township

106 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick Township

Route 35 and Amboy Avenue, Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen

Route 35 and Main Street, Eatontown

3636 Route 9, Freehold

31-20 Route 35, Hazlet

3410 Route 9 South, Howell

260 County Line Road, Jackson

1136 East Veterans Highway, Jackson

408 Route 9 South, Lanoka Harbor section of Lacey Township

229 Broadway, Long Branch

757 Route 72 West, Manahawkin section of Stafford Township

2428 Route 35, Manasquan

925 Route 35, Middletown

Routes 33 and 35, Neptune

3542 Route 66 East, Neptune

2000 Route 35, Ocean Township

6 Route 35, Ortley Beach of Toms River

Ocean Avenue and Route 35, Point Pleasant

1786 Hooper Ave., Silverton section of Toms River

588 Shrewsbury Ave., Tinton Falls

42 Route 37 West, Toms River

371 Route 37 East, Toms River

916 Route 37 West, Toms River

843 Fischer Blvd., Toms River

2360 Lakewood Road, Toms River

825 Route 36, Union Beach

1831 Route 35 South, Wall Township

372 Monmouth Road, West Long Branch

I think this is perfect.

Imagine coming home after working a 12-hour shift knowing that you have to get right back into the grind early the next morning. The LAST thing you want to do is cook.

OR if you worked late the night before and have zero energy to make breakfast before going in for another day. Again, the LAST thing you want to do is cook.

Our essential personnel has been doing so much for us.

Little things like this which help to kick-start their day or fill their stomachs is the least we can do.

Take a look at McDonalds.com to get more information.

You can also take a look at the original article at APP.com.

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