In Boston, Ice Cream Is Helping Kids And Police Build Stronger Ties
The Boston Police Department has a shiny new ice cream truck to hand out free ice cream to kids in the community.By Madeline Carl | August 2, 2016
I scream, you scream, we all scream for a Boston Police Department ice cream truck.
The Boston Police Foundation presented the new ice cream truck Monday. Why does a police department need an ice cream truck? To catch ice cream bandits? To see if kids are lactose intolerant? Not quite. It's for Operation Hoodsie Cup.
Since 2010, the department has handed out 120,000 free Hoodsie Cup ice creams to kids. The $89,000 truck is a shiny new addition to the department's continued effort to help officers positively engage with their community and build relationships between kids and officers.