Proceeds of Fruitcake Ice Cream, made using the Congressman’s secret family recipe homemade fruitcake, benefit the Community Cycling Center’s Holiday Bike Drive, gifting kids bikes for the holidays
PORTLAND, Ore. (November 20, 2017) – For the fourth year running, U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Salt & Straw Ice Cream will team up to create Congressman Blumenauer’s Fruitcake, their feel-good collaborative ice cream flavor. The ice cream flavor is made using his secret family holiday fruitcake recipe that he is legendary for gifting from the halls of the U.S. Capitol to the homes of friends and family in Portland. The flavor will be featured for the month of December in Salt & Straw scoop shops and available for nationwide shipping. All proceeds from the flavor will be donated to Community Cycling Center’s (CCC) annual Holiday Bike Drive. The Community Cycling Center is a non-profit organization that works to broaden access to bicycling in the Portland community, and through their annual Holiday Bike Drive they will donate hundreds of bikes to kids in need. Providing kids with the building blocks for a healthy and happy life was the inspiration behind the collaboration, bringing together two of Congressman Blumenauer’s passions; bicycling for all and fruitcakes.
To help the community raise bikes for kids during the month of December:
- Salt & Straw will donate all proceeds from the sales of the fruitcake flavor to the Community Cycling Center.
- Salt & Straw customers can buy a child their first ever bike for $50 at the Salt & Straw register. For every bike purchased in store, Salt & Straw will make a matching donation.
- Donations can be made directly on Community Cycling Center’s website, www.communitycyclingcenter.org
“I can’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season than coming together as a community to help young people get their first bike,” said Rep. Blumenauer. “I’m excited for another year of fruitcake ice cream and supporting the important work of the Community Cycling Center.”
“We’re so honored to be partnering with Congressman Blumenauer and the Community Cycling Center (CCC) for the fourth year in a row. Congressman Blumenauer is one of the most passionate bike advocates I know, and quite a great baker!” said Salt & Straw founder Kim Malek. “No kid should be without a bicycle, and we firmly believe in the work that the Community Cycling Center is doing to broaden access to bicycling throughout the Portland community. We hope you and your loved ones will join us for a scoop or pint, and help spread the holiday cheer!”
Watch to learn more about Congressman Blumenauer’s Fruitcake flavor and how this collaboration came together!