Roche Bros. has a commitment to partnering with vendors to bring you top-of-the-line products and that lend a hand to the communities in which they are based. Ice Cream, a New England summer staple, is no different!
Hood, a New England staple for over 150 years, provides a variety of dairy-based products. Having bought Brigham’s Ice Cream in 2008, Hood’s Ice Cream options have grown in the last seven years. Hood Ice Cream, launched more than 100 years ago on Beacon Street in Boston, also launched the first line of frozen yogurt from a US dairy in 1972. Yearly, Hood offers college 18 scholarships of $5,000.00 each to New England area students. Hood’s other community partnerships include The Jimmy Fund and United Way.
Yuengling’s Ice Cream, located in central Pennsylvania, is also a small, family run business. The company was started by Frank D. Yuengling in 1920, owner of D.G. Yuengling & Son Brewery, as a result of Prohibition. Yuengling has a standing commitment to local community partners, donating at least 3% of profits a year. The company went out of business in 1985 and was re-launched just this year. Their ice cream is now sold at grocers that span almost the entire east coast.
Now a world-wide ice cream brand, Ben & Jerry’s, based in Vermont, took the non-GMO commitment in 2013. This means that the company has committed to not using genetically modified plants or animals in its production process. The company also has a commitment to using fair trade ingredients. The Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, founded in 1985, which grants to local Vermont and national non-profits that traditionally go underfunded.
No matter your tasty summer treat of choice, Roche Bros. has you covered!