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Front Page - Friday, December 18, 2020

Ben & Jerry’s supports Women’s Fund initiative




The Ben & Jerry’s on Broad Street is partnering with The Women’s Fund of Chattanooga to provide virtual monetary donations toward feminine hygiene products and other products for those in need.

Customers who make a donation before Jan. 7 will be entered into a drawing to win free ice cream for a year. Ben & Jerry’s is offering many runner-up prizes available as well. All proceeds are being directly donated to the partner organizations.

While much of the work of the Women’s Fund is focused on changing laws or policies, for the past year and a half, the organization has also been working to fight the effects of period poverty in and around Chattanooga.

Period poverty is a global issue affecting women and girls who don’t have access to safe sanitary products, according to a news release from Ben & Jerry’s.

One out of five girls have missed school due to lack of period products, the release continues. While 88% of women agree that period products are a basic necessity, they are still taxed in Tennessee as nonessential goods.

This campaign is designed to help girls stay in school and have access to the products they need when they are on their period.

Ben & Jerry’s is located at 201 Broad St. and is open noon-10:30 p.m. daily.

Source: Ben & Jerry’s