Cockeye Creamery raises money for the Campus Care Closet
From now through Sunday, Sept. 19, Cockeye Creamery, located at 1805 1/2, Parkman Rd NW in Warren, will be serving its Kent State-inspired ice cream “Black Squirrel” to raise money for Kent State University at Trumbull's Care Closet.
Kent State alumnus, Max Hoover, owner of Cockeye Creamery created the flavor to pay homage to Kent State’s unofficial mascot – the black squirrel. It is a combination of espresso ice cream, caramel streak, and cinnamon streusel.
Hoover is generously donating 15 percent of Black Squirrel proceeds to Kent State Trumbull's Care Closet.
Earlier this summer, Hoover ran a similar campaign that benefited The Campus Kitchen at Kent State University, which provides nutritious food and meals each week for students and Portage County community members struggling with food insecurity. In just a week, he sold over 20 gallons.
"Giving back to the community is important to and my family and me," Hoover said. "Some students are struggling to work, care of their families, take classes, and study, so it's nice to do something that may ease their burden."
Kent State Trumbull's Care Closet is set to open this fall. It was created by the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Student Government. The Care Closet provides food, personal items, and casual and professional clothing to students in need.
Additional donations can be made to the Care Closet, click here.