Little Man Ice Cream will be hosting its annual celebration highlighting its flagship store’s philanthropic program “Scoop for Scoop” this Saturday, September 24th, 2016 from 4pm to 9pm.
“Scoop for Scoop” is the brand’s commitment to purchase a scoop of rice, beans, or other staples for every scoop of ice cream they sell and donate those goods to communities in need around the world.
Following up on last years’ interactive “Hunger Banquet,” this year’s theme is a “One World Celebration” that will feature global music, dancing, free food, films and informative discussions.
Honoring Hunger Action Month, the event promises to be a fun and educational evening that will help bridge cultures, communities, and issues from around the world to Denver.
“Every year since its inception, Little Man Ice Cream been committed to world hunger and has worked with many different countries to help them implement programs”, says Basha Cohen, Marketing and Events Director of Little Man Ice Cream. “The goal is to try and help with hunger and help countries build infrastructure for homes, schools, farms, water, plants and medical or dental needs.”
The event begins at 4pm with a pop-up marketplace on the Little Man Community Plaza featuring socially minded organizations selling their global wares while African, Asian, and Latin American performers and musicians entertain the crowd.
At 6pm, the public is invited to a special “Food-for-a-Buck” community dinner that will feature global dishes and recipes made from staples like rice, beans, and corn- key sources of sustenance for those who live on less than a dollar a day around the world.
Restaurants throughout Denver will donate food for the event featuring flavors from Africa, Asia and Latin cultures.
Dinner will be complemented by special presentations from philanthropists and community organizers on opportunities and challenges in the fight against local and global hunger.
Bienvenidos Food Bank, who is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the North Denver community, will conclude the evening with a special screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table.”
The film explores hunger in America and follows a Colorado family’s plight.
In addition, Little Man will unveil several new flavors of ice cream made with Guatemalan coffee purchased during their volunteering excursion to rural Guatemala in January 2016.
Flavors include Mayan Mocha, Mayan Macchiato, Cherry Cappuccino, and Guatemalan Spiced Coffee. All proceeds from the sale of these flavors will support the “Food for Life” school nutrition program that Little Man helped to establish at the Godinez School of Guatemala during their visit.
The dinner, presentation, and movie cost $1 or a canned food item to be donated to Bienvenidos Food Bank.
Little Man Ice Cream is located at: 2620 16th St, Denver, CO 80211.