How You Can Help
FEAST is run completely by volunteers. We welcome the volunteer efforts of our members and interested community members in working on one of our community awareness or advocacy projects.
If you are interested in more information about any of the following items, or have other ideas to help us, please get in touch.
Some areas we are currently working on include the following:
- Increasing community awareness of food allergies. This includes participating in Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 9-15, 2010), being interviewed by the media on food allergy topics, and providing food allergy materials to our members (for sharing with the significant people in their lives). We also take food allergy materials to conferences. Please visit the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network for more info about Food Allergy Awareness Week.
- Helping food-allergic individuals and families find us. We distribute brochures to doctor’s offices, community centers, libraries, and larger health food stores. We are currently working with Children’s Hospital and Group Health Hospital on how to let families know about our group, which is a resource to help bridge the gap between diagnosis in the emergency room and the realities of keeping an allergic child safe in the outside world
- Working on advocacy projects. Our volunteers have had great success dealing with the state legislature! But we need your help, too.
- Working toward better education of restaurant management and staff about food allergies.
- Are you a business who would like to support FEAST? While your cash donation is always welcome, we also accept products, gift certificates or other in-kind donations that can be used to raise money for FEAST. We are currently in need of “prizes” for the Microsoft Golf Club. This group very kindly donates the proceeds of their annual tournament to Washington FEAST. Please get in touch if you can help with the Microsoft Event.
Make your tax-deductible donation securely to Washington FEAST through Paypal even if you don’t have a Paypal account.
Use this tool provided by the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network to find and write your representatives.