Serving food insecure families suffering from food allergies
Food insecurity is the struggle to avoid hunger. Not knowing where your next meal will come from. Your access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. When someone in your family – especially a child – suffers from food allergies – the situation is even worse.
Food Insecure in America
Americans with Food Allergies
Food Insecure Children
Children with Food Allergies
Food Insecure Households
Food Insecure Children with Food Allergies
AllergyStrong is committed to developing programs that bring maximum impact to those most at risk. It is well established that minorities and the economically disadvantaged have higher incidence of food insecurity and food allergies – as well as more limited access to the resources required to diagnose, understand, and deal with these often deadly conditions. Our programs look to address those issues:
We provide educational programs and resources to those who provide services to at risk populations: schools, health care providers, religious institutions, community organizations, as well as state and local governments. We also provide online resources, research, data and action plans directly to families.
We actively work with federal, state and local governments to ensure there is an awareness and appreciation of the severity of these issues that impact many in their communities – and to make certain the laws, policies and regulations being enacted are reflective of that.
We actively engage communities through food banks, food drives, community events and other activities “on the ground” that provide direct support to those who most need it. A prominent aspect of our outreach is the AllergyStrong “Ambassador” program – a vehicle through which advocates and volunteers are trained and empowered to amplify our mission in their communities.
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art
Join us as an AllergyStrong Ambassador or simply show up at a food drive. We welcome anyone interested in supporting our efforts and events. All of our events are family friendly and a great way for kids to experience the enrichment and fun of community service first hand.
Not sure how you can help and simply want to learn more about our mission and activities – and benefit from our extensive resources and network – just sign up and we’ll keep you in the loop. Click here to register