x
Breaking News
More () »

Greensboro Ben & Jerry’s donates ice cream to Oak View Elementary for Black History Month Celebration

Ben & Jerry’s in Friendly Shopping Center celebrated Black History Month by donating over 200 cups of ice cream to Oak View Elementary.

HIGH POINT, N.C. — It’s not everyday you get to join in on an ice cream social, especially during a pandemic. Thanks to Ben & Jerry’s, one elementary school in Guilford County got the opportunity to do just that.

Ben & Jerry’s in Friendly Shopping Center celebrated Black History Month Monday by donating over 200 cups of ice cream to Oak View Elementary School in High Point.

The ice cream shop donated the ice cream in honor of the school’s Black History Month Celebration.

"Students celebrated Black-owned businesses by taking a virtual field trip around the Triad. Multiple business owners sent in recordings telling us about their business and the services they offer," Guilford County Schools teacher Temoura Jefferies said. "The children loved it. We ended our 'trip' with the ice cream from Ben & Jerry's."

Students got the opportunity to enjoy one of a kind flavors from the shop including blueberry and raspberry flavored Berry Berry Extraordinary Sorbet, and cinnamon bun flavored Justice ReMix’d.

"It was such a joy to see the students enjoying their ice cream," Jefferies said.

According to a spokesperson for the company, the Friendly Center location has a local social mission of donating 1% of revenue to equity.

The ice cream was given to students from grades Pre-Kindergarten to 5th grade.

One of the Black-owned business’ main focus year-round is partnering with organizations that highlight racial equity and diversity.

Stay connected to local, national and breaking news: Download the new WFMY News 2 app. 

Text the word APP to 336-379-5775

DOWNLOAD FOR IPHONE HERE

DOWNLOAD FOR ANDROID HERE