Who isn’t down for free food? Häagen-Dazs is giving away ice cream cones free of charge today, May 8! And it’s for a wonderful cause, too.
It couldn’t be easier to claim your free ice cream. All you have to do is visit a participating store between 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and you’re all set! Additionally, if you post a photo using the hashtag #HDFreeConeDay, you could be featured on Häagen-Dazs’ official Instagram page.
So why is the company giving away free cones today?
Häagen-Dazs has long aligned itself with efforts to protect the vanishing honey bee population. The company even started the “Häagen-Dazs Loves Honey Bees Initiative,” reports HelloGiggles. Through the initiative, the company donated $1 million towards honey bee research and established more than 6 miles of habitat for bees.
Free Cone Day began as a way to spread awareness about honey bees. Häagen-Dazs also encourages donations to the Xerces Society, a nonprofit working to protect insects like honey bees and butterflies.
Bees are essential to food production, and their population decline is no joke.
So support honey bees and stop by a Häagen-Dazs today for your free ice cream cone. Spread the word!