Founded in 1982 as a social enterprise by aeronautical-engineer-turned-Buddhist-monk Bernie Glassman, Greyston Bakery is committed to providing jobs and job training for individuals who face barriers to employment.
That dedication to social change is one of the reasons the bakery partners with Ben & Jerry’s. For decades, Greyston has been providing the famous ice cream company with brownies for use in its products. Among those are the Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Half-Baked ice cream flavors.
The two businesses are once again teaming up for Ben & Jerry’s newest flavor: Change is Brewing. The Limited Batch flavor is a combination of cold brew coffee ice cream, marshmallow swirls and fudge brownies. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Change is Brewing at participating Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops and on store shelves will go to grassroots groups working to transform public safety in America.
Change is Brewing is part of Ben & Jerry's ongoing work to advance racial justice. The company is joining more than 70 other organizations in supporting The People’s Response Act, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Cori Bush and written to transform a system that disproportionately criminalizes Black and Brown people into a system that provides resources to help every community, and especially communities of color, thrive.
Greyston Bakery has an “open hiring” policy that provides opportunities for people facing barriers to employment. On the Change is Brewing pint, Black artist Laci Jordan paints a colorful picture of what the world might look like when Black people feel safe and all communities can thrive.