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Ben & Jerry's offering free 'scoops of gratitude' as shops reopen

Posted at 9:22 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 21:22:37-04

Ben & Jerry's is giving away scoops of ice cream as its shops reopen across the country.

The Ann Arbor Scoop Shop is now open, with curbside takeout offered Tuesday through Sunday.

“It’s the Ben & Jerry-est way to say ‘thank you’ to the essential workers who’ve kept everyone safe and fed during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Matt Arthur of the Ben & Jerry’s on State Street in Ann Arbor. “We’re going to scoop up as much joy as possible at the University of Michigan and Mott Children’s Hospital to let them know how much we appreciate them.” Nationwide, Scoop Shops will deliver ice cream to their local hospitals, fire stations, nursing homes and more as part of the company’s “Project Joy.”

Customers are asked to order ahead at benjerry.com/takeout

“We can’t tell you how happy we are to be back,” said Arthur. “While we’ve missed serving up our chunks and swirls, we’ve missed our local fans and community even more.”

After the initial phase of take-out and delivery, Scoop Shops will open their doors fully.

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