Fruitcake and Bike Love Walk Into an Ice Cream Store…

Photo of the Fruitcake Ice Cream

You can satiate your sweet tooth and support a cause you love at the same time! For the entire month of December, proceeds of Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s Fruitcake Ice Cream at Salt & Straw benefit your friendly neighborhood Community Cycling Center.

The exchanging of fruitcake is a long-standing tradition, and there’s never been a more infamous fruitcake-gifter in Oregon’s history, than Congressman Blumenauer. For the third year running, U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Salt & Straw Ice Cream will team up to create Congressman Blumenauer’s Fruitcake, an ice cream version of his legendary homemade holiday fruitcake.

“There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday season than to help young people in our communities,” said Rep. Blumenauer. “I am excited to team up once again with Salt & Straw and the Community Cycling Center to spread the joy of giving and help children stay healthy, active, and connected in their community. And, being able to support this special program by enjoying delicious fruitcake ice cream makes it a win for everybody.”

“It is such an honor to partner with Rep. Blumenauer and the Community Cycling Center for the third year, giving the gift that no kid should be without; a bicycle,” said Salt & Straw founder Kim Malek. “We believe that by giving a bicycle, you’re giving so much more than just transportation, you’re giving the gift of healthy lifestyle, equal access, and confidence. We’re excited to support this great cause, bring people together with ice cream and spread joy and the holiday spirit through the gift of bicycles.”

It’s never too cold or rainy for ice cream! Hope to see you there.

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