How to Get Involved

These are just a few of the ways you can get started with raising awareness and inspiring action this year. Be sure to stay connected with FARE for the latest updates on our exciting events! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms to make sure you get all of the latest news.

How You Can Get Involved

  1. Check our state-by-state proclamation map to see if your governor or a local official has made a proclamation declaring May 11-17 is Food Allergy Awareness Week. If they haven't, make it a point to request they do so next year!
  2. Use social media to encourage teachers, parents, and friends to get involved. 
  3. Start a team for your local FARE Walk for Food Allergy and invite your friends.
  4. Ask a local sports team to add awareness messages to their jumbotron.
  5. Approach a teacher, scout troop leader, youth group leader, or coach about presenting the Be a PAL education program. This educational program, as well as our new activity/coloring sheet, "The Different Ways that People Eat," can help kids learn how to be a good friend to kids with food allergies.
  6. Order an official food allergy awareness T-shirt from MASSCanvas.
  7. Contact your local media outlets to pitch a story about food allergies. Customize our press release template and read our tips for media outreach.

 

How Schools Can Get Involved

  1. Educate staff and students about food allergy by holding an assembly, posting awareness posters, and encouraging classrooms to read books and do activities like our Be a PAL education program or activity/coloring sheet.
  2. Send out a message in your school’s daily announcements and newsletter.
  3. Organize a school-wide fundraiser.

 

How Businesses Can Get Involved

  1. Add a donation jar to your checkout counter for the week.
  2. Donate a portion of your proceeds.
  3. Host a fundraiser by allowing every employee who donates to have a casual dress day, leave an hour early on Friday, or have a free lunch.
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