The Teal Pumpkin Project Helps Kids With Food Allergies Enjoy Halloween
Halloween is coming up, and you may have noticed that some of your neighbors have teal pumpkins. The teal pumpkin doesn't have anything to do with home trends, but instead a sign to parents and kids on Halloween that the participating home is giving away treats that won't hurt kids with food allergies.
A lot of candy contains food allergens that kids with food allergies are allergic to and can't be around. Brenda Duby with United Supermarkets joined me today to discuss how Market Street is involved in the Teal Pumpkin Project and how you can get involved as well.
Duby said all you have to do is place a teal-colored pumpkin on your porch. Market Street locations have kits available for you to paint your pumpkin teal, as well as teal pumpkins. The stores will also have items such as stickers and toys that you can hand out, plus treats that don’t have food allergens.
Watch the video above for more details and to find out what food allergies kids may have.