Tarik Farid Foundation grant benefits Bread for Life

Kelly Hebrank, Director of the Tariq Farid Foundation, presents an $8,000 grant check to Bread for Life’s Board Treasurer Dave Donnelly, left, and Executive Director Eldon Hafford, right.

Kelly Hebrank, Director of the Tariq Farid Foundation, presents an $8,000 grant check to Bread for Life’s Board Treasurer Dave Donnelly, left, and Executive Director Eldon Hafford, right.

Wallingford businessman and philanthropist Tariq Farid, Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements and numerous other companies, donated $8,000 to Bread for Life, through a grant from his charitable organization, the Tariq Farid Foundation.

“I have always believed that a community should come together to help those in need, and it’s clear that the people of Southington do this through Bread for Life,” Farid said in a press release. “My mother encouraged me and my brothers and sisters to deliver her home-cooked food to our neighbors when we first moved to the U.S. and were living in West Haven. I’m really glad to see that this tradition continues, and that Bread for Life is providing support for those who are hungry and in need of company.”

Bread for Life currently serves an average of 125 meals each weekday, through its downtown lunch site and through meal delivery to seniors and the homebound.  The organization relies heavily on volunteers, who organize food drives, pick up food donations, stock the warehouse, prepare and serve food, clean the kitchen, and transport meals.  In addition to volunteers, the organization continually seeks food donations.

Eldon Hafford, Executive Director of Bread for Life says, “This grant from the Tariq Farid Foundation enables Bread for Life to continue to meet the growing demand for food for those who look to us for their daily food needs.”

Founded in 2013 by Tariq Farid, the Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements, the mission of the Tariq Farid Foundation is to alleviate suffering by providing for the basic needs of food and healthcare, and to improve lives through the support of education and skill development opportunities that enable individuals to reach their full potential.

More information on the Tariq Farid Foundation is available at tariqfaridfoundation.org.

To learn more about Bread for Life, visit http://southingtonbreadforlife.org/ or call (860) 276-8389.

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