Americans live with a food allergy, the top nine being milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, and sesame.
out-of-pocket costs for families with food allergy, with 31% driven by the cost of special diets and allergen-free foods.
more food allergy emergency department and hospital costs incurred by children in the lowest income sector.
Americans may experience food insecurity. Having food allergies complicates matters; FA to milk and egg is associated with an increased risk of household FI.
SSF is determined to change all of that.
Whether from a dorm room, dining hall, student center, or home, volunteers at SSF work day or night to advocate for these communities. Our food pantry program provides essential, allergy-friendly foods to food pantries across the US, improving the lives and nutrition of individuals with medical dietary needs and allergic illnesses.
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- Dilley, Meredith et al. “Impact of food allergy on food insecurity and health literacy in a tertiary care pediatric allergy population.” Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 2019.