Serving Sacramento’s best homemade ice cream for more than 40 years, Leatherby’s Family Creamery is an institution in California’s state capitol. “We are known for our great ice cream, generous portions, and food served with a smile,” says co-owner Alan Leathery. “We love to bring joy to customers and help them celebrate any and all of life’s milestones.”

What wasn’t worth celebrating of course, was the effect of the pandemic on local restaurants like Leatherby’s which forced the owners to pivot and adapt. “Closures, service disruptions, and supply chain issues really kept us on our toes and required that we change operations,” says David Leatherby. “We learned to operate in a different way, adding curbside ordering and other options. Through it all, many of our loyal customers stuck with us.”

That spirit of community made Leatherby’s an obvious partner for Columbia Bank’s Pass It On Project. Wanting to give back to those that helped them through tough times, Leatherby’s Family Creamery is providing gift cards to the community and Columbia Bank is covering the bill. “Our community supported us, and we are thrilled to pass it on by providing gift cards to teachers, sports teams, and churches in our area,” says Alan. “With Columbia Bank’s generous gift, we want to help bring a smile to the faces of kids and adults as we all work to return to normal.”