Here’s Why Teal Pumpkins Are So Important for Trick-or-Treaters This Halloween

Sep 26, 2016 at 7:49 pm |

Trick-or-Treating for All!

When you think of Halloween, what comes to mind? Scary movies, falling leaves, spooky decorations, and, of course, trick-or-treating.

Though walking door to door—or, in some places, from car trunk to car trunk—on the hunt for candy has been a traditional pastime for decades, trick-or-treating has gotten plenty of criticism over the years due largely to safety concerns (you can hear the helicopter parents buzzing). But letting the kids walk around to show off their costumes and pick up some treats is fun for everyone, right?

Sadly, for kids with food allergies, walking around the neighborhood to go trick-or-treating isn’t all fun and games, and at the end of the night, it’s not unusual for them to have to give a large amount (if not all) of their candy and goodies away. Where’s the fun in that?

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Source: Facebook @Teal Pumpkin Project

Now, the Teal Pumpkin Project is here to help.

If you see a teal pumpkin on someone’s doorstep this Halloween, here’s what it means.