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Edible Arrangements celebrates ranking in Franchise 500

posted by Tariq Farid February 1, 2017

For the 12th year in a row, Edible Arrangements has been ranked in the annual Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur magazine. This year we were ranked #42, marking the 10th year in a row for us to be among the Top 50.

No matter how many times we have been honored, I am still humbled every time the new rankings are published. It is a testament to our outstanding team of professionals at the corporate office as well as our dedicated and passionate franchisees around the world. It is because of all of them that we continue to enjoy a position among the elite of franchising. 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


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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It’s the time of year to think of the children

posted by Tariq Farid December 11, 2015

If, as the saying goes, the holidays are for the children, then this is the time of year that seems to heighten the tragedy that is a child in need.

It is especially tragic when those needs are for the most basic items.

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Tariq Farid Foundation Joins the United Nations Foundation to give children a Shot at Life!

posted by Tariq Farid January 13, 2015

One of the great advantages of living in the United States is the access we have to excellent healthcare. Unfortunately, in some parts of the world people still needlessly die because of lack of vaccines for diseases that have been eradicated here.

For example, approximately 1.5 million children die every year from diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, measles and polio that are preventable with vaccines.

Take polio, for example. This horribly debilitating disease attacks the nervous system and can cause muscle weakness, paralysis and even death. While eradicated in the US in 1979, polio has recently reemerged in areas that had been polio-free for years and is currently endemic in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Angola, Chad and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are also experiencing a resurgence in polio cases.

That is why I am excited to announce that The Tariq Farid Foundation is joining forces with the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign to fight polio in developing countries.

Specifically, the Foundation is making a contribution to Shot@Life that will provide 10,000 polio vaccines to children.

As Shot@Life Director Devi Thomas said in announcing our contribution, the world is close to eradicating polio. It is my hope that our support will play a role in putting us that much closer.

The mission of the Shot@Life campaign is to educate, connect and empower Americans to help protect children in developing countries from vaccine-preventable diseases, as well as provide life-saving vaccines to children in need. If you would like to learn more about Shot@Life or to donate, fundraise or advocate, I encourage you to visit the organization’s website by clicking here.