In February, Leona’s, a small batch ice cream company in Pittsburgh, Penn., made history by being the fastest Kiva campaign ever to raise $25,000. It took just 2 days for the purveyors of fresh pints and fine ice cream sandwiches to reach their goal, and it couldn’t have happened soon enough — a mechanical failure in one of their freezers ruined an entire season’s worth of inventory, and with spring fast approaching, time was of the essence.
To celebrate Leona’s owners Katie Heldstab and Christa Puskarich's success, this week’s links are all about ice cream. Check them out below, and support other Kiva borrowers enriching their communities with food here!
Sweet success: Leona’s makes Kiva history
From Syria to Anaheim: The Middle East’s most famous ice cream arrives in America
Gold medal in flavor: Squid ink soft-serve delights athletes in Seoul
When ice cream goes bad: Landmark Chinatown factory fights eviction in New York
Better late than never: Did you know this Ben & Jerry’s flavor has raised $2 million for charity?
Splendid recovery: Jeni’s leans on transparency, suppliers to dig out after crisis