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Big Sisters Deanna Fortin and Little Sister, Mady (Photo courtesy: Big Brothers Big Sisters)

Ben & Jerry’s Annual Free Cone Day Leaves No San Diego Hand Unconed April 12

Ben & Jerry’s Seaport Village is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters on April 12th to offer San Diego free ice cream

San Diego CA— On Tuesday, April 12, 10AM to 9PM, the iconic Vermont ice cream company is holding its annual Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop Seaport Village. The store will be dishing out free scoops to all in attendance as a way to thank its ice cream-loving fans for their support.

Big Sisters, Jennie Strangman and Little Sister, Kahli. (Photo courtesy: Big Brothers Big Sisters)

Big Sisters, Jennie Strangman and Little Sister, Kahli. (Photo courtesy: Big Brothers Big Sisters)

To honor the company’s two founding principles, “Business has a responsibility to give back to the community” and “If it’s not fun, why do it?,” they have chosen to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (BBBS of SDC) to raise awareness and increase support for the cause of mentoring local children.

Taking place during National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, Ben & Jerry’s and BBBS of SDC hope to inspire the community on the benefits of volunteering.

Since its first anniversary in 1979, Ben & Jerry’s has been opening its doors and inviting everyone in the community for a free ice cream cup or cone as an opportunity to have some fun and say thank you for another year of ice cream loyalty.

“Free Cone Day is our chance to celebrate with our fans and employees. We love being able to show our appreciation to those who have given their support to us all year long,” said Ephraim Mallari, Operator of the Seaport Village Scoop Shop. “Celebrating with our community is something that we as a company take a lot of pride in. We are thrilled to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters to raise awareness for the urgent need to rally mentors and help children broaden their horizons, seek new opportunities and grow for the better through their positive programs.”

This year, fans can try free scoops of any Ben & Jerry’s flavors including these new flavors:

P.B. & Cookies (Peanuts & Almonds): Vanilla with chocolate sandwich cookies & crunchy peanut butter swirls. (Made with Almond Milk!) (Vegan)

Bourbon Brown Butter*: Bourbon brown butter ice cream with dark chocolate whiskey cordial cups & a bourbon brown butter swirl.

Brownie Batter: Vanilla & chocolate ice creams with fudge brownies & a brownie swirl.

Big Brothers/Sisters along with their Little Brothers/Sisters will be helping scoop ice cream at the Seaport location. Information on becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister will be available and the organization will also be collecting donations to fund the program that serves 1,800 local children each year.


About Ben & Jerry’s

Ben & Jerry’s produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream and ice cream novelties, using high-quality ingredients including milk and cream from family farmers who do not treat their cows with the synthetic hormone rBGH. The company states its position on rBGH* on its labels. Ben and Jerry’s products are distributed nationwide and in selected foreign countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Contributions made via the employee-led Ben & Jerry’s Foundation in 2012 totaled $1.8 million. Additionally, the company makes significant product donations to community groups and nonprofits both in Vermont and across the US. The purpose of Ben & Jerry’s philanthropy is to support the founding values of the company: economic and social justice, environmental restoration and peace through understanding, and to support our Vermont communities. For the full scoop on all Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop locations and fabulous flavors, visit www.benjerry.com.

To learn more about Ben & Jerry’s Mission Statement or values led sourcing log on to www.benjerry.com.

  • The FDA has said no significant difference has been shown and no test can now distinguish between milk from rBGH treated cows and untreated cows. Not all the suppliers of our other ingredients can promise that the milk they use comes from untreated cows.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters has provided children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better. For 55 years locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served children ages 7-18 through six distinct programs: Amachi (a program for children with an incarcerated parent), High School Bigs (after school 1:1 mentoring), Community Mentoring (the traditional 1:1 mentoring program), Operation Bigs (a program serving children whose parent(s) are active duty, retired, wounded or Gold star military), Beyond School Walls (workplace mentoring) and Sports Bigs (a sports and active lifestyle mentoring program).

Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer today at www.SDBigs.org, or call (858) 536-4900.