See a blue pumpkin tonight? Teal Pumpkin Project aims to accommodate children with food allergies

Teal Pumpkin Project

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Pumpkins are usually orange but you might see some teal pumpkins while out trick or treating.

Tricker-or-treaters who do come across a teal pumpkin should know that, that means the house is providing treats for those with food allergies.

Studies say 1 out of 13 kids suffer from food allergies, which makes this time of year a little scarier than usual for parents.

If you see a teal pumpkin, that means the house is providing treats for the trick or treaters with food allergies.

A local mother described the effect that the allergies have on her child, if the child eats something with an allergen.

“You know, full-body hives. Eyes swollen shut. It’s really scary and not being able to breathe -- so yeah, very scary,” said Laura Edgell,.

Anyone interested in participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project just needs to leave a teal pumpkin on their doorstep and provide allergy-free treats for those trick or treaters.

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