Halloween is right around the corner, but if you have a child with food allergies, you understand that Halloween might not be much fun. You can help change that. Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) has been working for years to help make Halloween fun for those with food allergies. FARE has created the Teal Pumpkin Project so that homes who want to provide non food items for their trick or treaters can be easily identified. If you give out non food treats to the little ones on Halloween, consider putting a Teal Pumpkin on your porch or near the entry so kids know your giving away safe treats.

Teal Pumpkin Project

FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project® is a worldwide movement to create a safer, happier Halloween for all kids. Putting a teal pumpkin on your doorstep means you have non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. This simple act promotes inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.

How to Take Part

  • Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters
  • Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to indicate to passersby that you have non-food treats available
  • Display a free printable sign or premium poster from FARE to explain the meaning of your teal pumpkin

Support the Project

Do you want to help spread the Teal Pumpkin Project’s messages of a safer, happier Halloween for all? You can support FARE and the Teal Pumpkin Project in a variety of ways:

  • Order official merchandise, including t-shirts and the Teal Pumpkin Project Halloween Essentials Kit
  • Host a Teal Pumpkin Project inspired fundraising event to support FARE
  • Make a donation to support the Teal Pumpkin Project and receive a free gift
  • Want to get involved during your workday? It’s easy to make a difference in your office, restaurant, or store. You can show your customers you care and are supportive of the food allergy community. Download the Small Business Guide to the Teal Pumpkin Project and the digital postcard to get started today.

Spread the Word

  • Add your home to the official Teal Pumpkin Project Fever Map
  • Download free flyers to get your neighbors involved
  • Use the hashtag #tealpumpkinproject to help us spread the word

Enter your teal pumpkin in our contest by using #tealpumpkincontest and tagging us @FoodAllergy on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.