by Kelley Barnett
FAAM hosted a Teal Pumpkin Trunk-or-Treat for our members and it was SO. MUCH. FUN! Most holidays involve food and enjoying traditions, like Trick-or-Treating, is very challenging for people diagnosed with food allergies. So we hosted our own food-free Halloween complete with games, face painting with Ms. Rainbow, a costume parade, and trunk-or-treating.
The children had huge smiles on their faces the entire time and the parents' smiles were even bigger! There is nothing that compares to the fellowship among other families who understand, and when it is accompanied by your kids having safe fun, it is a definite win. I am very thankful to the volunteers who helped put this together and to FARE for sponsoring this event through a Community Outreach Award. Thank you for allowing our children to enjoy a fun, holiday tradition in a safe way! Click here for more information on FARE's Teal Pumpkin Project.
Food for Thought is the blog for the Food Allergy Alliance of the Mid-South. FAAM's mission is to provide food allergy support, education, advocacy, fellowship & fun for Memphis, TN and surrounding areas.
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