Teal Pumpkins Movement hopes to include kids with food allergies this Halloween

Posted at 10:14 PM, Oct 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 00:14:26-04

Halloween can be a tough time for kids with food allergies but there is a growing movement to include those trick-or-treaters. Families around the country are not just handing out candy, but small toys and gifts. It's called the teal pumpkin project and it was started 3 years ago by a non-profit.

Families put a teal colored pumpkin outside of their home to let those sensitive trick-or-treaters know they can still take part in all the fun. One family says they wished more families took part in the movement.

"For families who don't even have food allergies in their homes, it's a really good option to offer non-food treats because it just shows compassion to kids who are different," said Courtney Tam who’s son Liam has food allergies.

To see a list of homes in the treasure valley participating this year click here.