Since black and orange are the undisputed colors of the Halloween season, it's always a little strange to see bright teal make an appearance on people's lawns. These colored pumpkins aren't just a unique statement or a new decorating trend; they're something much more important.
In 2014, Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) created a worldwide movement to make Halloween safe and happier for all children. When people set out a teal pumpkin on their doorstep, it means they have non-food treats available for children who suffer from allergies or other health concerns. It may seem like a small act, but in reality, this choice to serve treats other than candy makes Halloween a more inclusive, safe holiday for trick-or-treaters.
To participate in this program, simply place a teal pumpkin in front of your home, add your address to the Teal Pumpkin Project map, and help spread the word about the project with friends and family. Together, we can make Halloween a holiday that every child can celebrate, not just the children without allergies.
Learn more about FARE and their Teal Pumpkin Project here.