DALLAS – Howdy Homemade Ice Cream widened its retail reach, with its products arriving in the frozen aisles at hundreds of grocery stores throughout Texas and Louisiana.

The ice cream brand, founded in 2015 with a mission to promote inclusivity and provide jobs to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, expanded its distribution in the region to H-E-B, Albertsons, Tom Thumb, Safeway and Randalls locations.

The retailers now carry Howdy Homemade pints in six flavors: Chocolate As All Get-Out, Cookie Nom’Ster, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Milkshake, Birthday Cake, and Cold Brew & Cookies.

"We're overjoyed to extend our reach and share the love of Howdy Homemade ice cream with even more communities," said Tom Landis, the company’s founder. "Our partnerships with these retailers have been invaluable in making this expansion possible, and we're grateful for their unwavering support."

Landis formed the brand to support the special needs community and its families through employment opportunities at Howdy Homemade scoop shops. Additionally, the company shared that it offers ice cream samples at a number of the grocery stores carrying its products, using that approach as another way to offer jobs to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.