Can You Help The Teal Pumpkin Project?
Truth: Trick-or-Treating will not be like it's been in past years. With coronavirus concerns canceling annual Halloween events, and making us seek virtual options over real-life experiences -- trick-or-treating seems like it'll be a game-time call for lots of families.
Halloween can be an especially scary time for parents of children with food allergies. Food allergies can range from mild to severe, and some allergic reactions can even be fatal. Monitoring food ingredients is the norm for these parents and kids, which can make trick-or-treating difficult -- that's where the Teal Pumpkin Project comes in.
Founded in 2014, the Teal Pumpkin Project was launched as an international campaign by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). It's goal is to provide an alternative for kids with food allergies to still be able to enjoy the trick-or-treat experience in a positive way.
All you have to do to support the cause is buy a teal pumpkin (or paint one), and offer some non-food treats for Halloween such as small toys, glow sticks, etc.
To find out more about The Teal Pumpkin Project in WNY on Facebook here.
Here's more information about this effort: