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Local Candy Shop to Donate 10% of Holiday Sales to VEAP

The Richfield ice cream shop and candy store hopes to help VEAP offset recent funding losses.

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Richfield's Cone Brothers Ice Cream and Candy Shop recently pledged 10 percent of its candy sales to Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP).

VEAP, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit helping lower-income people in Richfield, Bloomington, Edina and South Minneapolis, recently lost a $15,000 annual grant of sorts from the City of Richfield. Cones Brothers is hoping its holiday giving program will help offset some of that loss.

“I think it’s important to give back to the community in a way that helps those who need it the most," Cones Brothers owner, Jock Shields, said. "Especially during times like these when the need is greatest."

The donation campaign will run from Black Friday to Christmas Eve. For more information on Cone Brothers and VEAP, see the descriptions below.

About Cone Brothers Cone Brothers is a 1950s-inspired ice cream and candy shop located in the heart of Richfield’s Penn Central district. The shop features more than 20 flavors of premium-quality Chocolate Shoppe ice cream, Dr. Smoothy real fruit smoothies and an array vintage sodas. In October, Cone Brother’s launched “Candy Town”, featuring the regions largest variety of “penny” candy and gourmet taffy. Other offerings include and dozens of vintage brands, homemade fudge and gourmet varieties of licorice, truffles, toffee and more.

About VEAP VEAP was founded on the principle that helping a neighbor in need ultimately strengthens the community. For more than 35 years, VEAP has been providing a range of services to help low-income people meet immediate needs and reach their long-term goal of stability. Today, VEAP serves the residents of Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and South Minneapolis utilizing a unique mix of professional and volunteer services. See veapvolunteers.org.

Editor's note: All of the above information was taken from a Cone Brothers press release.

Jim Grossman November 22, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Where is the shop located and what are their hours?? Great idea for holiday treats.
Caitlin Burgess November 22, 2012 at 04:03 PM
It's right near 66th and Penn. Here are more details on it: http://patch.com/L-sNMR
Todd Messelt November 24, 2012 at 06:29 AM
Winter hours are: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tues-Saturday; 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday; Closed Monday.
Kevin Parks November 27, 2012 at 09:52 AM
I happen to work across from Cone Brothers and am a "regular" there. Some of the best Ice Cream arounds, and the style of the place is amazing! Jock is a great guy to B.S. with! I would (and do) reccomend the place to anyone!

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