While reflecting again on my time at the recent Edible Arrangements convention I was overwhelmed when thinking of all our amazing franchisee partners and the relentless passion and hard work they put into their businesses every single day. That’s why I was so honored for the opportunity to recognize some of these great partners during our award ceremonies with Edible Arrangements President Rob Price.
Last week I visited New Haven Reads, a local nonprofit, and it brought back many memories from 1981, when my family arrived in the US from Pakistan. The space was filled with volunteers from the community providing one-on-one tutoring for kids struggling with reading and English literacy. When I first came to the US, this is what my sixth grade teacher did for me, and it made all the difference.
“Change begins at home,” as the saying goes, and that is certainly true at the Edible Arrangements headquarters in Wallingford. We recently celebrated the opening of our newest Edible Arrangements location, which can be found right in the entrance to our ever-growing corporate headquarters.
Through the Tariq Farid Foundation, we have been able to support many different worthwhile organizations. Most recently, we have had the opportunity to team up with the Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW), which helps members of the Hispanic community who are experiencing temporary financial setbacks.