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If You See A Teal Pumpkin On A Doorstep On Halloween This Is What It Means

By Monica Abelle
October 11, 2016

In 2014, FARE began the Teal Pumpkin Project to spread awareness about food allergies around Halloween. These teal pumpkins aren’t just a gorgeous splash of color to your decorations, they also help families of kids with food allergies know that you support them. The idea for teal pumpkins was first implemented by the Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET) for their local community. It has since spread into a nationwide phenomenon. “The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes safety, inclusion, and respect for all those managing food allergies,” said FARE Director of Communications Nancy Gregory. Just imagine being a kid with food allergies – watching all your friends collect and devour bucketfuls of candy while you have to give most of yours away. Thanks to the Teal Pumpkin Project, however, trick-or-treating can be fun for everyone! Here’s how it works: