FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project Brings a More Inclusive Halloween to RI

Twenty-five participating CVS locations are offering allergen-free treats and non-food trinkets for trick-or-treaters to enjoy on Halloween.
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Pick up allergen-free treats and non-food trinkets to place in your teal pumpkin from one of the twenty-five participating CVS locations. Photo courtesy of Food Allergy Research and Education.

It’s the Teal Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) is teaming up with local CVS locations to kick off the FARE Teal Pumpkin Project 2022, an initiative that makes Halloween more inclusive for the one in thirteen children living with food allergies, intolerances and other conditions. The Teal Pumpkin Project has been making an effort since 2012 to make trick-or-treating safer by inviting residents to place a teal pumpkin on their doorstep signaling that non-food goodies and allergy-safe treats are available for trick-or-treaters.

“As consumers shop at CVS Pharmacy this Halloween season, we believe it is our responsibility to offer them safe and smart choices for their families, friends and neighbors seeking allergy-friendly options,” says Brian Eason, vice president of merchandising at CVS Health. “We know healthier happens together, and our partnership with FARE provides an opportunity to ensure Halloween is a more inclusive holiday, in addition to bringing awareness to the important mission of the Teal Pumpkin Project.” 

CVS Pharmacy helps simplify Halloween shopping for families by offering about fifty convenient and affordable food-allergy safe items in 4,500 stores across the nation. Check below for the list of participating CVS store locations in Rhode Island. If your household is participating as well, add your location to the interactive map. For more information about the Teal Pumpkin Project including candy tips, suggested non-food treats and ways to help spread the word, visit tealpumpkinproject.org.

 

Participating locations:

180 County Rd., Barrington 

763 Tiogue Ave., Coventry

1195 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston

681 Reservoir Ave., Cranston

2125 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland

1998 Mendon Rd., Cumberland

507 Main St., East Greenwich

640 Warren Ave., East Providence

445 Putnam Pike, Apple Valley Mall, Greenville

1400 Hartford Ave., Johnston

99 East Main Rd., Middletown

1123 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett

181 Bellevue Ave., Newport

6495 Post Rd., North Kingstown

1919 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence

120 Eddie Dowling Hwy., North Smithfield

835 Newport Ave., Pawtucket

10 Turnpike Ave., Portsmouth

799 Hope St., Providence

500 Main Rd., Tiverton

11 Main St., Wakefield

2790 Post Rd., Warwick

767 Warwick Ave., Warwick

2400 Warwick Ave., Meadowbrook Plaza, Warwick

150 Granite St., Westerly


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