Food allergies and bake sales don't usually go together. When typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda struck the islands of the Philippines last November 8, my young children who have multiple food allergies, taught me a very important lesson. Despite of their food restrictions, they convinced me to hold a bake sale featuring their favorite food allergy friendly treats to raise funds for the survivors of the calamities. The one day affair was a big success that we decided to hold until Thanksgiving.
Just an update, last night, during the PTO meeting, the parents and school officials in my children's elementary school showed their support to the cause by hosting a school wide bake sale on Friday. With a separate table to showcase food allergy safe treats, my children along with their schoolmates with or without food restrictions can work together not only for a noble cause but food allergy awareness as well.