Rochester, New York

he food allergy support group, FACTS, was started in March 2003 in Rochester, New York by Joy Leinenbach and Sandy Eckdahl. They are two mothers who were coping with food allergic children and knew that there were other families out there who were feeling the same things they were. Their goal was to create a group where families could give and receive encouragement, coping strategies, and food allergy information as well as educate the community (i.e. schools, day cares, restaurants, summer camps) about food allergies. At the first meeting, there were seven families represented. To date, there are more than 200 families registered with the group. A Board of Directors, comprised of FACTS members, make decisions about programming, planning events and finances.

FACTS is now a registered support group with the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.

FACTS Mission Statement:

We are dedicated to providing resources, support and encouragement to families coping with food allergies as well as raising awareness and educating the community regarding the unique needs of these families.
Show Your Support by attending our FACTS Meetings. Learn from other families and their experiences or provide other families with your own experiences in handling a food allergy.

>>Click Here and Learn More About Our Meetings
Check out a collection of recipes
  submitted by members.
Click Here to submit your own recipes

  When are FACTS meetings held?
  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the 3rd Saturday of every other month
  Meeting months are January, March, May, July, September,    
   >> Click here for more information about our meetings.

  Where are FACTS meetings held?
  Fairport United Methodist Church
  31 West Church Street
  Fairport, New York
  (2 blocks west of Route 250 on Route 31F)
   >> Click here for Directions

  For More information contact:
  Joy Leinenbach
  FACTS Co-Founder


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