'Food Allergy Friendly' signs passed out to homes for trick-or-treaters

Posted at 5:10 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 18:09:24-04

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — A local non-profit organization is taking a step to help children with food allergies this Halloween.

The Allison Rose Foundation passed out 100 signs to help families with children that have food allergies during trick-or-treating.

The signs say "It's no trick! Food Allergy Friendly Treats Here!"

The organization also passed out a guide to help make Halloween as inclusive as possible by listing candies that are food allergy friendly.

Candies that are food allergy friendly include Dum Dums, Skittles, Smarties and Sour Patch Kids.

The Allison Rose Foundation was formed in 2017 after Ohio University freshman Allison Rose Suhy died from anaphylaxis after accidentally eating food that contained peanuts.

Suhy graduated from Independence High School in 2017 and lived her entire life with the allergy.

The foundation still has about 50 signs left.

If you're interested in getting a sign for your yard, you can email the foundation at

To learn more about the foundation, click here.

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