The Teal Pumpkin Project
Fun Fact - Kids love Halloween. What's not to love about dressing up and collecting free candy?? It is my favorite holiday and I am a 39 year old man. Don't judge.
What I never thought about are the kids who have legit food allergies. I mean they get to dress up and collect candy, they just can't do anything with it. That's where the Teal Pumpkin Project stepped in with a solution.
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. You can still offer candy to other kids, but this is a great way to include everyone.
I think this is a great idea, and something I plan on participating in this year. Let's be inclusive to all kids in WNY! Here is a little more info on this great project.