Securing Safe Food
Allergy Awareness Initiative
To increase the food allergic community’s accessibility to safe food through restaurant education, ingredient lists, and allergy-friendly food pantries.
We aspire to support, advocate, and spread awareness to secure safe food for the 32 million Americans who live with a food allergy.
WHO WE ARE:
We’re a group of teens in the FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) TAG group who are dedicated to improving the lives of those in the food allergic community. By collaborating with eateries, cafeterias, and local food pantries, we aim to reduce the challenge of finding safe food outside of the home. We hail from Connecticut to California.
Rachel Brooks is a seventeen-year-old who’s gluten-free and allergic to milk, egg, peanut, and tree nuts. She’s experienced the lack of allergy protocol in restaurants firsthand, and her vision is to create a sustainable solution to increase awareness through interaction and education. She also hopes to improve the health of the low-income food allergic community by introducing allergy-friendly options to local food pantries.
WHAT WE WILL DO:
-Educate and interact with restaurants through
-Suggest procedures for avoiding cross-contamination
-Raise funds to help willing restaurants create allergy-safe systems (i.e. color codes plates and utensils for serving the food allergic community, accessible ingredient binders with labeled allergens, redesigned menus with major allergens listed, etc.)
-Strive to introduce accessible ingredient lists for items served in cafeterias
-Distribute posters to cafeterias on keeping salad and hot bars allergy safe.
-Provide allergy-friendly options for those in need by collaborating with local food pantries
-Establish dedicated areas of food pantries that offer allergen-free and/or gluten free options
-Secure donations from allergy-friendly brands
HOW WE WILL DO IT:
We need YOUR help to raise funds to get our organization off the ground.
If 100 people donate $10, we will reach our goal of $1000 to legally incorporate our nonprofit and acquire 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
Help support food allergy awareness today!
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