Coronavirus Vaccine Updates: Unilever to give free popscicles, Klondike shakes at vaccination sites

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Free ice cream at several vaccine sites on Friday
Unilever is offering free popscicles and Klondike shakes at vaccine locations on Friday.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Another sweet treat is being added to the growing list of free food being offered to those getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

On Friday, Unilever says it will be giving away free popsicles and Klondike shakes to several vaccination sites across the US, including New York.

The one-day event is part of the company's "Day of Service" which started last year to help communities affected the most by the pandemic.

Unilever is also donating $25 million in goods and services towards pandemic relief this year.

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