To provide children managing food allergies or restrictions with safe, inclusive social events where they and their families can find personal connections and support.
What We Do
We plan and put on food-free social events in the Portland/Vancouver metro area, so kids and teens who manage food allergies or restrictions can fully and safely participate in activities, especially those that usually center around food. We take the focus off the food and put it on the fun, so no one is left out! Kids get to meet and make friends with other children like them and parents and caregivers are provided with opportunities to make face to face connections, support one another and learn something new. We currently host three main food-free events a year but also post information on our calendar and in social media about other events geared toward the food allergy & celiac community, some of which may involve food. (We’ll always let you know if an event is not food-free.)
Coming Up Next
Join Vancouver Allergy Awareness Network at the Vancouver Community Library on Sunday, March 4 from 3 – 5 pm for a showing of Tastes Like Freedom, a documentary film about Camp Blue Spruce, the worry-free summer camp for kids with food allergies. This intimate portrayal reveals the social and emotional challenges of living with food allergies and the freedom these kids experience at this unique camp. There will be a Q&A session after the movie with the film’s director, the camp’s director and past campers. This event is food-free and there is no cost to attend. Click here to view the movie trailer.
The Easter Bunny is hopping down the bunny trail the morning of Saturday, March 24. Join us and other families with food restrictions for fun & games and allergy-friendly egg hunts for kids ages 1 to 12 years. Click here for more information and registration details.