Get in on the #TealPumpkinProject for a great reason.
You might have been wondering why a plethora of teal-colored pumpkins have been populating your social media feeds these last couple weeks. You may have even seen some in your neighborhood. Well, it’s not some new Pinterest trend designed to make your front steps look cute. It’s actually an initiative called The Teal Pumpkin Project, started by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education). Placing a teal pumpkin at your door signifies to trick-or-treaters that you have either allergen-free sweets or non-food treats. The point of this initiative is to raise awareness about kids with food allergies. You can read more about it and take the pledge on their website here.
Trick-or-treating is one of those activities that kids with allergies are often left out of because food is at the crux of the event. By participating you’ll not only help raise awareness but will be promoting inclusivity and setting an example for others to follow suit. It’s also a fun experience for kids who don’t have food allergies. Who wouldn’t want to have a cool spider ring or Halloween-themed notepad dropped in their bag? The website also lists a ton of non-food items you can hand out that are readily available at dollar stores and other wallet-friendly locations.
Spread the word by using the hashtag #TealPumpkinProject and tagging @foodallergy