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Honoring Our Commitment To Giving Back

posted by Tariq Farid September 21, 2016

As I have said many times, I deeply believe that with success comes a responsibility to give back to your community. It is not just a personal value but a value that is shared by the entire Edible Arrangements family. It is the reason we created our Edible Cares program and the reason that Asma and I created the The Tariq Farid Foundation.

We didn’t create these programs for recognition, but rather because we believe that they are important. When we are recognized for our work, however, it is much appreciated and that was the case recently when I traveled to Washington, D.C., to accept the Franchising Gives Back Gold Award from the International Franchise Association (IFA) on behalf of everyone involved in Edible Arrangements and the Tariq Farid Foundation. Continue Reading

Prudence Crandall Center
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Tariq Farid Foundation Joins Fight Against Domestic Violence

posted by Tariq Farid September 2, 2016

Domestic violence is an issue that touches all parts of society, with the victims, especially women and children, often suffering alone and in silence. That’s why it gave all of us at the Tariq Farid Foundation such a tremendous feeling to be able to deliver a grant recently to support the Prudence Crandall Center (PCC), the oldest domestic violence program in Connecticut. Continue Reading

Tariq Farid and Edible Arrangements help Serving Our Kids Foundation provide food for children
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Edible Arrangements joins Serving Our Kids effort to Change the world ONE Child at a time!

posted by Tariq Farid July 29, 2016

The Edible Arrangements convention this week in Las Vegas held many, many highlights for me. Few, however, matched the opportunity we had earlier in the week to join the passionate volunteers of the Serving Our Kids Foundation in Las Vegas for an important project. Continue Reading

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Tariq Farid Foundation lends support to New Haven Reads

posted by Tariq Farid July 18, 2016

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.

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Tariq Farid Foundation SCOW check presentation
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Tariq Farid Foundation Aids Families Experiencing Temporary Financial Setbacks

posted by Tariq Farid July 12, 2016

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.

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