Jabari Paul of Ben & Jerry’s and Monifa Bandele of Movement 4 Black Lives unveil Ben & Jerry’s new flavor, Change is Brewing. Photos courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s
Vermont Business Magazine You don’t have to be a barista to enjoy Ben & Jerry’s new limited batch flavor, a cool combination of cold brew coffee ice cream, marshmallow swirls and fudge brownies. “Change is Brewing” was created to help transform the national approach to public safety into one that prioritizes the needs of the community.
Ben & Jerry’s joins more than 70 other organizations in supporting The Popular Response Law, landmark legislation introduced by Congressman Cori Bush. The legislation was drafted to transform a system that disproportionately criminalizes blacks and browns into a system that provides resources to help every community, and especially communities of color, thrive.
The People’s Response Act was developed in partnership with community organizers, grassroots organizations and movement partners, including the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL).
The Black Lives Movement applauds Ben & Jerry’s support for the People’s Response Act, which would broaden a new vision for public safety rooted in public health; and their investment in local organizations working every day in the service of a new future for blacks, “said Monifa Bandele, member of the leadership of the M4BL political table. “Now is the time for Congress to take bold and courageous leadership and join MP Cori Bush in co-sponsoring the People’s Response Act and securing its final passage.”
“We appreciate Congresswoman Cori Bush for having the courage and the vision to introduce the People’s Response Act, legislation that would boldly transform public safety in America,” said Jabari Paul, head of US activism. United for Ben & Jerry’s. “We have come to understand that public safety is also a matter of public health. MP Bush’s legislation begins to make this important connection by creating a public safety division within the Department of Health and Human Services. . ”
Ben & Jerry’s new Change is Brewing flavor is a sweet combination of cold brew coffee ice cream, marshmallow swirls and fudge brownies.
Change is Brewing’s deep and rich coffee flavor comes from BLACK & Bold, the first nationally distributed, black-owned coffee company that donates 5% of its profits to initiatives that support young people in need. Greyston Bakery, a values-driven supplier and longtime partner of Ben & Jerry’s, provides the delicious fudge brownies. The bakery has an âopen hiringâ policy which provides opportunities for people facing barriers to employment. On the pint, Black multidisciplinary artist Laci Jordan paints a colorful picture of what the world could look like when black people feel safe and all communities can thrive.
Change is Brewing will be available as a limited set at participating Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops and store shelves for a suggested price of $ 4.49 to $ 5.69. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Change is Brewing will go to local groups working to transform public safety in America. To learn more, visit benjerry.com/changer.
About Ben & Jerry’s
Ben & Jerry’s is a budding social justice company that believes in a calling bigger than just making and selling the best ice cream in the world. The company produces a wide variety of premium ice cream and non-dairy / vegan desserts using high quality ingredients and lots of chunks and swirls. As a certified B Corp, Ben & Jerry’s integrates its vision of linked prosperity into its business practices through values-driven sourcing initiatives when purchasing ingredients. Ben & Jerry’s is distributed in over 35 countries through supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchised Scoop Shops and through on-demand delivery services. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business under a three-part mission statement emphasizing product quality; a fair financial return; and social, racial and environmental injustice around the world. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, guided by Ben & Jerry’s employees, awarded $ 3.4 million in 2020 to support the progressive and justice-oriented grassroots organization across the country. For up-to-date information, visit benjerry.com.
SOURCE WASHINGTON, Sept.20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Ben & Jerry’s https://www.benjerry.com/