Volunteers in Action

Meet some of our treasured volunteers—each doing their part to make the world safer for people with food allergies.

Volunteering with FARE is a wonderful way of making an impact on behalf of the food allergy community. FARE volunteers are a vital part of the success of FARE’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk, our gala, luncheons, advocacy events and educational initiatives. Meet some of our volunteers below.  If you are interested in donating your time and talents to FARE, please let us know! 

 

Eric Jensen, Baltimore walk chair

“I’m involved with FARE because I want to continue to raise awareness and educate people on the severity of food allergies. With the passing of the Stock Epi pen bill in Maryland, improved labeling on food and the increased awareness of food allergies by certain restaurants, I feel we have accomplished a lot but we still have a long way to go.

I continue to stay involved because I enjoy seeing families come out to the walk and realize they are not alone when it comes to handling food allergies. I also enjoy seeing the excitement of the kids when they realize this is a fun and safe event planned especially for them.”

 

Sarah Burger, Pittsburgh walk committee

“I walk for my son, Brooks, and the hope that one day we won’t have to be fearful of food. Every child deserves to feel safe and included – and children with food allergies are missing that. FARE has been a life saver for us, and I’m so excited to be involved in the Pittsburgh walk!”

 

 

We eat packed lunches, prefer to host gatherings, and use a lot of hand wipes, but we don’t hold back from life. We are now armed with a fantastic allergist, unlimited resources from FARE, and lots of wonderful people we have met through the FARE Food Allergy Heroes walk to help us along our journey."

-Brittany, Food Allergy Heroes Walk team captain
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