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Media Room November 09, 2020

FARE Awards $14,000 in Funding to Title I Schools Across the U.S.

Grants are part of the organization’s inaugural Collaborator Community Impact Awards: Back to School, dedicated to food allergy awareness and education programming

Today, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), the world’s leading non-governmental organization engaged in food allergy advocacy and the largest private funder of food allergy research, announced $14,000 in funding to 20 different schools/school districts/Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) across the country as part of its inaugural Collaborator Community Impact Awards: Back to School program.

FARE partnered with the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to invite their members to apply for funding of up to $750 for food allergy education programming and support in Title 1/Title 1-eligible schools. Title 1 schools are defined as schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families which are receiving federal funding assistance to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. 

“More than 5.6 million children live with potentially life-threatening food allergies – that’s about one in 13 children, or two in every classroom,” said Lisa Gable, chief executive officer of FARE. “A critical part of FARE’s mission is making sure underserved communities have the resources they need. In these under-resourced schools, everyone from teachers to the school nurse to the cafeteria staff plays a role in creating a safe environment for students with food allergies.  FARE is committed to doing our part to help everyone better understand this disease, which can be fatal and for which there is no cure.”

Funded program activities include adding allergy-friendly foods to a school food pantry, purchasing storage cabinets for epinephrine auto-injectors, and creating public service announcements. 

This year’s awardees are:

  • Arabic Immersion Magnet School, Houston, TX
  • BARD High School Early College DC /Washington, D.C., School District, Washington, D.C.
  • Bridgepoint Elementary School, Jeffersonville, IN
  • School District of Cadott Community, Cadott, WI
  • Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL
  • Eagle Ridge Elementary School and PTSA, Phoenix, AZ
  • East Iredell Elementary School, Statesville, NC
  • Farmington Area PTA Council, Farmington Hills, MI
  • Golden Ring Middle School, Rosedale, MD
  • Herndon Middle School PTA, Herndon, VA 
  • Jennings Middle School PTA, Seffner, FL
  • Kenilworth Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ
  • Lincoln K-8 Choice Elementary School Family Association, Inc., Rochester, MN
  • Midland Elementary School PTA, Poway, CA
  • Milwee Middle School PTSA, Lake May, FL
  • Newtown Elementary School, Newton, MS
  • Twin City Elementary School PTA, Stanwood, WA
  • Walnut Creek Elementary School PTA, Raleigh, NC
  • Whittier Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ

Partial support of the awards was made possible by a gift from the Emily Zaltsman Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For more information on FARE’s Collaborator Program, please visit: https://www.foodallergy.org/take-action/fare-collaborator-program

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About FARE

FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) is the nation’s leading non-profit engaged in food allergy advocacy as well as the largest private funder of food allergy research. FARE’s innovative education, advocacy and research initiatives transform the future of food allergy through new and improved treatments and prevention strategies, effective policies and legislation, and novel approaches to managing the disease. To learn more, visit: foodallergy.org.

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