TALLAHASSEE, Fla. and AUSTIN, Texas, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Edible Arrangements® franchisees across Florida and Texas came together to raise $28,741 benefiting the Global Giving Hurricane Michael Relief Fund. More than 160 stores across the states participated in the fundraiser by donating a portion of their proceeds to benefit the Fund.
"Edible®'s franchisees are committed to supporting relief efforts and giving back, from donating fruit salads to volunteering, they are always look for ways to support and connect with their communities," said Chad Pentoney, Edible Arrangements® Field Business Consultant. "I'm proud of the generosity of the franchisees in Texas and Florida, many of whom were impacted themselves, to raise nearly $29,000 for the foundations that support the communities in need as a result of Hurricane Michael."
The organizations the Fund aids are locally run, vetted and deeply-rooted in local communities, and are best positioned to provide long-term support for survivors of natural disasters like hurricanes. By funding the relief efforts of local organizations, there's potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future challenges.
To learn more about Edible®'s community outreach efforts please visit www.ediblearrangements.com/edible-cares.aspx and to learn more about the Global Giving Hurricane Michael Relief Fund visit www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-michael-relief-fund.
About Edible Arrangements®
With more than 1,200 franchise locations open or under development worldwide, Edible Arrangements, LLC is the world's largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements. Edible® store locations also carry the company's rapidly expanding Edible® Treats line which features all-natural, fresh fruit smoothies, chocolate Dipped Fruit™, Froyo Fruit Blends™, fresh fruit salads, and treats. Since its founding in 1999 in East Haven, Conn., the company has been recognized as an industry leader, ranking first in its category in Entrepreneur magazine's annual "Franchise 500," Entrepreneur's Top 40 of "Fastest Growing Franchises" and "America's Top Global Franchises" as well as being included among the "Inc. 5000" list of the fastest growing privately-held companies. Edible® fresh fruit arrangements, chocolate Dipped Fruit™, fresh fruit smoothies, can be ordered online at edible.com, or through any local Edible® store.
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