One call, one email, one concerned parent, that’s all it takes to affect change for those with food allergies.
About a month ago, I sent an email in to the Tybee Island City Council expressing my concern for the fact that people carelessly discard food items like peanut shells on the beach. I never expected the quick responses I have received.
Despite the fact that food items like peanut shells are biodegradable, discarding them in the sand is still considered litter. By pointing out how dangerous food items can be for those with food allergies, we have given the local police force a new angle when approaching beach-goers who litter.
To get the word out, Tybee Island City Council has suggested developing a PSA to be aired on their government television channel and possibly other local news channels. This is the exciting piece. The daunting, more nerve-wrecking piece is the fact that we will probably need to raise funds in order to make this a reality. We are talking about $5000.
So this mom has started looking at fundraising ideas, reaching out to other local moms, and is hoping that I can turn the concerns of one mom into the action of many moms. Stay tuned for our journey.