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Published on March 26, 2024
Humphry Slocombe Debuts New Concord Location With Free Scoops, Supports Project Open HandSource: Google Street View

Humphry Slocombe, acclaimed for its inventive flavors, celebrated the opening of its newest location at The Veranda in Concord on Monday. In a tasty proposition, the San Francisco-based boutique offered free scoops of its unique ice cream from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. during Monday's event, attracting throngs of flavor aficionados keen on sampling their unconventional offerings.

The grand opening turned into a charitable affair, with patrons being encouraged to make a $1 donation to the ice cream company’s long-time charity partner, Project Open Hand. According to a KRON4 report, the proceeds from these donations will go towards Project Open Hand’s mission, which is dedicated to improving health outcomes and quality of life by providing nutritious meals for the sick and vulnerable and educating the community.

Amassing a die-hard following since its inception in 2008 by Jake Godby and Sean Vahey, Humphry Slocombe is famous for churning out anything but ordinary ice cream. The brand now boasts locations across the Bay Area, with shops gracing San Francisco’s Ferry Building, Dogpatch, and Mission District, as well as Oakland, Berkeley, Redwood City, Emeryville, Campbell, and San Mateo neighborhoods. Avid fans not near a store can still indulge as Humphry Slocombe pints are also stocked in grocery stores throughout the Bay Area.

For those looking to support the cause outside of an ice cream cone, the social media pages of Humphry Slocombe offer a digital avenue to chip in. According to an Instagram post by humphryslocombe, donations can be made directly via a link in their bio, leading to Project Open Hand. "Can’t make it but still want to donate? Head to the Project Open Hand link in our bio now!" they urged their followers, emphasizing their commitment to the community in and out of the scoop shop.

The Concord store, nestled at 2045 Diamond Blvd. #34 in the bustling shopping center of The Veranda is just the latest expansion of the ice creamery on its crusade to make ice cream less vanilla. For details on this event and more, ice cream lovers can access the news on the company’s various online platforms, including their Facebook event page