What we do

  • Host monthly support group meetings, open to the public, to discuss issues that families and caretakers of children with food allergies face.

  • Provide monthly support group meetings for children with food allergies, lead by a local child therapist. (Beginning September 2012)

  • Host several food allergy friendly events, open to all families in the community (Halloween, Holiday, and Spring)

  • Provide workshops on various topics including:  food allergies basics, how food allergies impact the community, what can be done to help keep people with food allergies safe.

  • Provide educational materials (posters, books, DVDs) to local schools, preschools, parents and caretakers in an effort to share food allergy information with the community.

  • Partner with local school principals and administrators to reduce the risks of  students having a reaction in school.

  • Advocate for training of all school staff in the administration of an epinephrine auto-injector as well as recognizing the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis.

  • Set up informational booths at community events to increase awareness about this life-threatening medical condition.

  • Work with the local medical community to identify the needs of families dealing with food allergies.

  • Collaborate with local allergist and pediatrician, Dr. Gary Wanerka to ensure that all medical information supplied by our organization is approved by a trained doctor.

  • Hold annual fundraisers to benefits our organization

  • Annually, award local school, nurses, educators, restaurant owners, etc.. for their efforts to keep children with food allergies safe.

  • Provide programming in honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week (May)

  • Provide educational materials and training to local camps, childcare facilities and other organizations that request this.

  • Apply for grants to aid our fundraising efforts