Human Services

Kids With Food Allergies, Inc.

  • Fountainville, PA
  • http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org

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Mission Statement

We improve the day-to-day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future for their children.

Main Programs

  1. Web-based education, peer support and food/cooking assistance

service areas

National

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ruling year

2004

chief executive

Cary Sennett

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Keywords

food allergy, drug allergy, latex allergy, anaphylaxis, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, milk and soy protein intolerance (MSPI), food protein enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), allergic colitis, non-IgE mediated allergy, cell mediated allergy

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EIN

20-0330119

Also Known As

KFA, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

Public Health Program (E70)

Allergy Related Diseases (G60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Accomplishments in 2012 

1. We educated and supported families by providing extensive offerings and through the innovative use of social media. Our organization’s website has become an award-winning top source of information and support to families raising children with food allergies. In 2012, our website had 1,000,000 visits and membership grew to 29,000 members. 

2. We continued to support research on living with food allergies to better understand what families need and how we can best serve them.We collaborated on a study regarding Food Allergy and Use of Emergency Medication to Treat a Reaction.This important research will help us understand parent attitudes towards the use of epinephrine, the findings of which can be used to add or improve educational program offerings. 

3.  Our priority continues to be teaching food allergy management, preparedness and prevention of allergic reactions.  The message of keeping kids safe and healthy was consistent in our education, support and outreach program offerings. In fact, a September 2012 survey showed that 83% of people agree or strongly agree that "KFA helps me keep my children safe," and 92% of people surveyed agree or strongly agree that "KFA provides high quality information about food allergies." 

4. We successfully engaged in merger negotiations with the nation’s largest allergy and asthma nonprofit organization, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).As a division of AAFA, KFA will continue all of its current work. With our combined mission of education, advocacy and research, we will be able to do even more to help families. The Board of Directors for each organization voted to approve the merger, pending final regulatory approval.

Programs

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Program 1

Web-based education, peer support and food/cooking assistance

Education program:  Provides reliable and accurate health information to parents and caregivers which, in turn, benefits the health and well-being of children with food allergies.

Peer support program:  Peer support is shared for social and emotional support as well as food/cooking assistance. The support groups are staffed by parent volunteers who know first hand the day-to-day challenges and joys of raising a child with food allergies.

Food and cooking assistance:  KFA's core food/cooking assistance program offers food and cooking focused educational materials, a searchable "Safe Eats" allergen-friendly recipe database, an Allergy Buyer's Guide and other offerings to address the critical concern of families: "What can I feed my child?"

Outreach:  KFA's outreach efforts have to goals - to provide quality education about food allergies, and to raise awareness of KFA's programs for families nationwide who may need them.

Category

Human Services

Budget

$229,054.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

service areas

National

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Social Media

@kidswithfoodallergies

@kfatweets

Funding Needs

1.  General Operating Support - as an organization in its growth phase, funds are most needed to expand other organization's technology and organizational infrastructure to lay the groundwork for the organization to expand its service offerings and reach in the community.   2.  Educational program support - to initiate new programs to educate families and give them the skills they need to keep their children safe and healthy.

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Kids With Food Allergies Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Jul 22

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Operations

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Kids With Food Allergies, Inc.

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Cary Sennett

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, is dedicated to supporting and educating families so their children can be healthy and safe. As one of the largest organizations for families managing food allergies, we offer parents the latest information, helpful food and cooking advice, and a community of support to raise healthy, well-nourished children. And because no parent should feel alone, KFA provides support and hope 24 hours a day, seven days a week.KFA is a growing community of parents, health care professionals and businesses joining together to create a safe and healthy future for children with food allergies."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Heidi Bayer

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Term: Aug 2011 - Feb 2012

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