July is National Ice Cream Month
LOS ANGELES – Today, Metrolink partnered with Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop at Los Angeles Union Station to celebrate National Ice Cream Month by surprising riders with free ice cream samples.
Woody the Cow, the Ben & Jerry’s mascot, joined Metrolink CEO Art Leahy and other executives to bring joy to the riders who were boarding the late afternoon trains at Union Station.
”Metrolink is happy to partner with Ben & Jerry’s for the second year to celebrate National Ice Cream Month and give a cool treat on this warm afternoon as a token of our appreciation to our riders,” Leahy said.
Passengers were pleasantly surprised as they received their free scoops of ice cream on the platform as they were boarding the trains.
“We’ve seen some high temperatures this summer, and we thought National Ice Cream month would be a great time to surprise our fans at LA Union Station with free scoops on the train platform,” said David Bernstein, owner of the Ben & Jerry’s franchise at Union Station, located near the Amtrak ticketing counter. “We hope this makes the afternoon commute on Metrolink more enjoyable with a cool treat as their train leaves the Station.”
For more information about Metrolink, go to www.metrolinktrains.com.
Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 25th year of operation. Metrolink is governed by The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 538 route-mile network. Metrolink’s passengers travel approximately 441 million miles each year making Metrolink the second busiest public transportation provider in Southern California. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.
ABOUT BEN & JERRY’S
As an aspiring social justice company, Ben & Jerry's believes in a greater calling than simply making a profit for selling its goods. The company produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream, yogurt and sorbet using high-quality ingredients. Ben & Jerry's incorporates its vision of Linked Prosperity into its business practices in a number of ways including a focus on values-led sourcing. In 2015 the company completed its transition to using entirely non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients by source as well as to fully source Fairtrade-certified ingredients wherever possible, which benefits farmers in developing countries. Ben and Jerry's products are distributed in 35 countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry's, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Ben & Jerry's became a certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation) in 2012. The Ben & Jerry's Foundation's employee-led grant programs totaled $2.5MM in 2016 to support economic and social justice, environmental restoration, and peace through understanding. For the inside scoop on Ben & Jerry's visit www.benjerry.com.