Cilantro and Chive Giving Back To The Community
“To plant a seed is to believe in tomorrow”.
The future sure looks bright for students at Normandeau School who will soon be planting their own seeds in a new greenhouse! We were thrilled to join the “Come Grow With Us” campaign serving up ice cream sandwiches to help with greenhouse fundraising efforts through our School Ice Cream Sandwich Program.
Every three months, the culinary teams at both of our restaurant locations create an out of this world ice cream sandwich and we select a local school to benefit from ice cream sandwich sales, kicking back $1 of every sandwich sold to a program or project of the school’s choice.
The “Monster Jam” ice cream sandwich landed on our Red Deer menu from March through May. It included two monster cookies with Algonquin ice cream, green whipped cream and a Cadbury cream egg cracked over top! $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold is going towards a passive solar greenhouse, creating a living classroom for students to play in the dirt, develop practical life skills and new perspectives on food.
School Principal Lisa Spicer says construction will happen over the summer months with an unveil to students in the fall. She notes “Through strong curriculum connections and the use of STEM activities in a living classroom, students will build knowledge and skills about growing food and nutrition.”
Our team was thrilled to team up with students to help assemble and deliver ice cream sandwiches to the school population through a pop-up ice cream sandwich sale in April. High 5’s all around to the parents that chipped in the cash to order these sweet lunch treats, affording us the opportunity to raise some additional funds for the school!
On June 3rd, we handed over a cheque to Normandeau School for $1181 which included $768 raised from the school lunch order (we’re happy to kick back FULL lunch order proceeds)!
Our next Ice Cream Sandwich at our Red Deer location is the “Cherry Explosion Jolly Rancher" in support of Jessie Duncan Elementary School in Penhold. It includes cherry explosion ice cream with Jolly Rancher pieces, between two monster cookies and topped with whipped cream and crushed Jolly Rancher candy. $1 from every ice cream sandwich sold will go towards the purchase of new gym equipment and library books!
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Cilantro and Chive