This year, you may be seeing teal pumpkins in your neighborhood and wondering, why? Imagine being a child with allergies to nuts and dairy. You’re in your cute costume and come home excited to dump out your candy. When you tip over your bucket full of sweets, you see candy bars that you’re not allowed to eat. How frustrating! This is where the Teal Pumpkin Project came about.
The Teal Pumpkin Project was started to not only bring awareness to food allergies, but to provide a non-food treat to children with food allergies who are out trick-or-treating.
It is never too late to participate!
You can provide non-food treats for your trick-or-treat goers. Just remember to keep the treats in a separate bowl. You can visit your local dollar store to pick up the treats, while staying on your budget. To show that you participating, simply paint a pumpkin teal and place out for everyone to see, or use these printouts on your door. It is that simple!
For more information on the Teal Pumpkin Project, visit this website.
For more information on food allergies, visit this website.