Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day Is Coming To San Francisco

April 5, 2018

ben & jerry's free cone day

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day is an annual event that takes place all around the globe.

From 12 to 8 p.m, the Vermont-based company will hand out free cones of ice cream at its Scoop Shop locations all over the world. Customers will be able to select classic flavors or “something new.” 

Free Cone Day started back in 1979 after the then-fledgling company managed to survive its first year of business. The tradition became global by 2000, and Ben & Jerry’s says that it gives away over a million scoops of its trademark ice cream every year

Ben & Jerry’s celebrates Free Cone Day every year as a thank you to their customers. The celebration has grown over the years into a global event at Ben & Jerry’s locations around the world.

We know what’s it’s like in having a great time, and in expressing gratitude toward our fans, we do this with free ice cream for our commemoration yearly,” Ben and Jerry’s CEO Jostein Solheim said in a press briefing. “Through the giveaway of ice cream, we can solidify connections and make positive social change together. Free Cone Day is one approach to demonstrate to our fans how much we value them.”

Participating locations give away free ice cream and some partner with reputable nonprofit sponsors (like TEL HI!) to collect donations on this day.

TEL HI has once again been chosen to be the recipient of donations on Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at three locations in San Francisco:

  1. Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 41
  2. Macy’s Cellar at Union Square 170 O’ Farrell Street
  3. Argonaut Hotel 475 Jefferson Street

For over 8 years now TEL HI has partnered with three Ben & Jerry’s locations in San Francisco and with the help of volunteers, have collected thousands of dollars for our after school, summer camp, preschool, and senior programs.

This year we are collecting money for our after school program at Galileo Academy of Science and Technology. Due to major budget cuts, our program will no longer be funded in the 2018-2019 school year and unless we can make up this funding, we will have to end this program. Without an after school program, the youth at Galileo will have nowhere to go to receive tutoring, access to extracurricular activities and access to emotional support systems in the forms of clubs, alliances and social groups.

Keeping this program afloat will go a long way to better the lives of students in San Francisco since the program provides resources, support, and guidance that encourages leadership, increases academic performance, promotes identity development, and teaches essential life skills to prepare students for higher education.




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