This summer, Kona Ice is donating 15 percent of the proceeds from its weekly visits to the farmers’ market in Towson to the Erika Brannock Fund.
“In the months since the weather warmed up, a Kona Ice truck has been traveling to events in Baltimore County — car shows and ball games and the farmers’ market in Towson, to name a few.
The brightly colored truck, owned by Joni and Claude Elmore, sells cones filled with shaved ice. Customers can add their own flavored syrups from a row of 10 choices affixed to the side of the vehicle, or request a flavor from the 20 inside the truck. Meanwhile, calypso music plays.
Kona Ice, founded in 2007, now has more than 300 franchised trucks operating in 41 states and each one has a mandate to give to the communities it serves. According to Kona Ice, the franchises have together given more than $10 million to organizations in their areas.
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