Ben & Jerry's - Cultural District (Courtesy Photo)

Ben & Jerry’s – Cultural District (Courtesy Photo)

Pittsburgh, PA (Grassroots Newswire)  – Ben & Jerry’s fans can mark April 12th on their calendars as the 2016 Ben & Jerriest day of the year: Free Cone Day! For the past 37 years, Ben & Jerry’s has opened scoop shops to dish out free ice cream to fans, thanking them for being so uniquely awesome. The tradition has continued to grow, beginning in the small state of Vermont, and now spanning across the globe. Fans are invited to Ben & Jerry’s of Pittsburgh, located at 936 Penn Ave, from noon to 8:00 pm to join in on the company’s long-time tradition of thanking fans for their commitment and ongoing support.

Did you know that our shop isn't just your regular Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop? We are a PartnerShop, which is owned and operated by not-for-profit Life'sWork of Western PA.

Did you know that our shop isn’t just your regular Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop? We are a PartnerShop, which is owned and operated by not-for-profit Life’sWork of Western PA. (Courtesy Photo)

The company was founded on the idea that business has not just the

opportunity, but also the responsibility to give back to the community.

Free Cone Day is a long standing tradition when it comes to benevolent

acts, and as Jerry said, “If it’s not fun, why do it?” The annual

anniversary merges the two founding principles and demonstrates that

giving back to the community is just as sweet as free ice cream.

(“We love getting involved with and giving back to our communities. It’s amazing what we can do together over shared values and several scoops of ice cream,” said Sabrina Clay-Brown, Ben & Jerry’s of Pittsburgh. Ben & Jerry’s has been a longtime advocate of social causes like marriage equality, environmental sustainability and ensuring that their ice cream is made in the best way possible which includes sourcing Fairtrade and non-GMO ingredients.

Ben & Jerry’s continues to deliver upon the chunky and funky flavors fans have grown to love and expect, and Free Cone Day 2016 will offer just that. In addition to dishing out the chunks and swirls, Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops will partner with local non-profit organizations to spread the word about worthy causes within their communities.

So comes the biggest question, what flavor will you have on Free Cone Day?

Log on to http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/free-cone-day to find Free Cone Day at a scoop shop near you.

ABOUT BEN & JERRY’S

As a social justice company, Ben & Jerry’s believes in a greater callingthan simply making a profit. Ben & Jerry’s incorporates Linked Prosperity into its business practices in a number of ways including a focus on values-led sourcing. The company produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream, non-dairy frozen dessert, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality, responsibly sourced ingredients. 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 and became a certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) in 2012. Ben & Jerry’s products are distributed in over 35 countries in retail, franchised Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation’s employee-led grant programs totaled $2.4MM in 2015 to support efforts to improve social and environmental justice throughout the United States. For the inside scoop

on Ben & Jerry’s visit http://www.benjerry.com.

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