42 Communities Receive Awards from FARE for Education, Advocacy and Awareness Projects

In 2018, FARE is awarding more than $104,000 for 42 projects through our Community Outreach Award Program. In 25 states and in Mexico, FARE-Recognized Support Group Leaders and FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk Chair volunteers are spearheading initiatives designed to educate others about the severity of food allergies and raise awareness in their local communities.

Applications for Community Outreach Awards are peer-reviewed by a selection committee and awarded based on community need, achievability of project objectives, demonstration of collaboration, anticipated community impact and benefit, as well as cost efficiency.

Additionally, FARE is awarding over $11,500 in stipends to 30 FARE-Recognized Support Groups across the country and Mexico. Support Groups serve an integral role in carrying out FARE’s mission by hosting meetings, forums, and events to help families living with food allergies feel safe, included, and supported. If you are looking for one in your local area, check here

FARE is able to provide funding for these valuable community initiatives and support group stipends thanks to our generous donors and funds raised through the FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk.

Just some of the valuable projects to be completed in 2018 include:

  • 16 safe and inclusive local events to connect food allergy families
  • 9 Teal Pumpkin Project community events for Halloween
  • 8 school staff and student trainings
  • 6 educational conferences
  • 5 community events to increase awareness of FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk
  • 4 food-free Easter egg hunts
  • Distributing educational materials to local schools, libraries, businesses and allergist offices



The Community Outreach Award projects are listed below by region:



2018 Community Initiatives / Food Allergy Community of Western Springs Area

Food Allergy Community of Western Springs Area (Chicago W-SW Suburbs, Illinois)

NEOFAN Community Outreach and Educational Programs

Northeast Ohio Food Allergy Network (Northeast Ohio)

Anaphylactic Food Allergy Support New Mexico Community Project

Anaphylactic Food Allergy Support New Mexico (New Mexico)

Fox Valley Food Allergy Awareness Event

Milwaukee FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk (Eastern Wisconsin)

Halloween Carnival

No Nuts Moms Group of Michigan (Metro Detroit Area, Michigan)

FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk Day Activities

Food Allergy Support Group of Greater KC and Kansas City FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk (Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, Kansas)

Community Food Allergy Involvement with and Upbeat Style

West Metro Food Allergy Connection (Howard Lake, Minnesota)

Food Allergy Public Outreach

Anaphylaxis & Food Allergy Association of MN (AFAA) (Minnesota)

Food Allergy Community Projects

Michiana Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Support (South Bend, Lakeville, Michiana area of Indiana)



Food Allergy Awareness in Schools

Capital District Food Allergy Support Group/Albany, NY (Capital District, New York)

Rockville Heroes Walk Kick Off to Summer!

FARE Food Allergy Heroes Rockville Walk (Washington DC Metro Area)

FARE Long Island 2018 Walk

Long Island FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk, Wantaug State Park (Long Island, New York)

Embracing Food Allergies: Boston’s Initiative to Create Inclusion and Raise Awareness

No Nuts Moms Group of Boston (Boston, Massachusetts)

Food and Environmental Allergy Support Team (FEAST) Grant

FEAST of the Main Line (Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania)

Jersey Awareness

Jersey Shore FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk (New Jersey)

4th Annual PHACT Food Free Egg Hunt

Parents Having Allergic Children Team (PHACT) of Chester County PA (Chester County, Pennsylvania and surrounding area)

Pittsburgh Walk-Teal Pumpkin Project at Soergels

FARE Food Allergy Heroes Pittsburgh Walk (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Food Allergy Connecticut Speaker Series 2018

Food Allergy CT (FACT), (Fairfield County, Connecticut)

Food Allergy Awareness Event

Food Allergy Families of NWFL (Northwest Florida)

Food Allergy/Intolerance/Asthma Expo

Allergy and Asthma Awareness Initiative, Inc. (Northshore Region, Massachusetts)

Educate Port Washington School District Nurses

FASE: Food Allergy Support and Education Group (Long Island, New York)

Philadelphia Area Food Allergy Awareness Summer Event 2018

No Nuts Moms Group of South Jersey and Philadelphia FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey)

Food Allergy Friendly/Inclusive Halloween and Spring Parties

Greater Buffalo Food Allergy Alliance (Buffalo/Western New York)

Tampa Bay Area School and Newly Diagnosed Education and Awareness

Food Allergy Support Group of Tampa Bay/Tampa (Tampa Bay area, Florida)

Buffalo Food Allergy & Walk Day Awareness

Buffalo FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk (Buffalo, New York)



Dallas Heroes Walk

Dallas Food Allergy Heroes Dallas Walk (Dallas, Texas)

Improve Food Allergy Safety in the San Antonio area and Texas, especially in K-12 schools and higher education campuses

San Antonio Food Allergy Support Team & San Antonio FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk (San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas)



WellAware 2018

Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee, Inc. (East Tennessee)

EMS Education, Community Awareness and School Conference

Food Allergy Support Group of Tidewater (Southeast Virginia and North East North Carolina)

Food Allergy Alliance of the MidSouth Community Support, Education & Outreach

Food Allergy Alliance of the MidSouth (FAAM) (Memphis, Tennessee/Metro Memphis Area/West Tennessee/Mid-South)

Community Health Fairs & School Outreach

Kentucky Families with Food Allergies (Lexington, Kentucky)

Northern Virginia Walk-Teal Pumpkin Party!

Northern Virginia FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk (Northern Virginia)

PAK 2018 Objectives

Parents of Allergic Kids Charlotte (Charlotte, North Carolina)



Los Angeles Supports Inclusion and Awareness

No Nuts Moms Group of Los Angeles and Los Angeles FARE Heroes Walk (Los Angeles, California)

Food Allergy Awareness Project

No Nuts Moms Group of Bakersfield, CA (Bakersfield, California)

Food-Free Fun for Everyone Events

Food-Free Fun for Everyone (Portland, Oregon)

Teal Pumpkin Project and Spring Parent Conference

Asthma Allergy Parent Education (AAPE) (Reno/Sparks/Carson City, Nevada)

Making Allergy Friendly Friends

FARE Food Allergy Heroes Denver Walk (Denver, Colorado)

Utah Food Allergy Network 2018 Education & Awareness Events

Utah Food Allergy Network (Utah)

Free For All Cooking Classes

San Francisco Bay Area FARE Food Allergy Heroes Walk (San Francisco, California)

Advocating One Person at a Time

No Nuts Moms Group of Orange County (Orange County, California)



Full Day Educational Workshop for Families & Doctors

Union de Padres por la Alergia Alimentaria (Mexico)


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