Random Acts of Ice Cream

  • Article
  • 1 min read July 25, 2018

U.S. dairy farmers and their friends gave away free ice cream across the country during one hot July week of 2018 as part of the “Scoop It Forward” campaign, which took place during National Ice Cream Month. 

The campaign encouraged random scoops of kindness by surprising people and hopefully inspiring them to do the same for others. From museums to care centers to city streets, countless people found themselves in the right place at the right time. Scroll on to see the happy faces.

Miami Children's Museum

Florida Dairy Farmers gave children the chance to make crafts and eat ice cream at the Miami Children’s Museum.


Kelly MacKinnon

A McDonald’s in Carmel, Indiana, invited local Girl Scout troops to craft their own ice cream treats and meet Kelly MacKinnon, a dairy farmer (right).


Ann Arbor Ice Cream Shop

Visitors to Kilwins in Ann Arbor, Michigan, savored random acts of ice cream, thanks to United Dairy Industry of Michigan.


New Jersey ice cream

A New Jersey adult day center received a visit from a very special ice cream truck, courtesy American Dairy Association North East.


American Dairy Association Mideast staff hit the sidewalks of downtown Columbus, Ohio, to pass out free ice cream to passersby.


 Boys and Girls Club

Boys and Girls Club members in Oregon received a sweet surprise on a hot day from the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council.


Camp Attitude

Camp Attitude attendees received a gift of ice cream from the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council. The camp, started by dairy farmer Louie Kazemier, serves children with special needs and their families.


Washington Dairy visits Seattle shelter

Dairy Farmers of Washington dropped by Mary’s Place, a Seattle shelter, to surprise people with ice cream treats.

How did you scoop it forward during National Ice Cream Month? It’s never too late to keep spreading those random acts of kindness!