How does it work?
Step One: Sign up to become a Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta (FAKA) Baking and Cooking Club Member--membership is FREE!
Step Two: Receive an invitation each month to register for various top 8 allergen-friendly baking and cooking sessions presented by guest bakers and chefs.
Step Three: Once confirmed, members receive an email, including recipe cards with ingredients, a supply list, and other helpful resources. Before the Zoom meeting, members identify safe products by researching product allergen information and by calling manufacturers. Parents and guardians should always double-check product ingredients. Visit club resources!
Step Four: Join the Zoom event and mingle with other youth and teens while also learning to bake safely in the kitchen. Teens are also welcome to "hang out" after each session.
Step Five: Advocate about food allergies by sharing your treats with neighbors, friends, and family. Members can also expect to receive a club member welcome kit and occasional allergy-friendly product samples and other goodies.
(Who are we and what do we do)
We are youth and teens who connect virtually, empowering others to bake and cook safely. We share our tasty treats with the community through online platforms, charitable giving, local events, and bake sales to raise awareness about food allergies in our neighborhoods. We fundraise to support our mission, advance food allergy research, and to support both local community and national organizations.
club Vision & Goals
(What we hope to become)
We hope to become a platform where members with food allergies gain the confidence to bake and cook safely, teach others to create inclusive environments, become better advocates in the community, meet new friends, and feel empowered by giving back to local communities.
(How we will reach our vision and goals)
- Become empowered advocates about our food allergies
- Gain the confidence to independently bake and cook with food allergies
(label reading, identify safe products, contact manufacturers, understand
cross-contact, and more)
- Learn safety aspects to consuming and sharing baked goods
- Learn how to passively educate family and friends about food allergies
- Enhance imagination and creative thinking skills when baking and cooking
- Develop new friendships through quality interaction among members
- Develop an interest and a sense of purpose by giving back to the
community while also raising awareness about food allergies
- Identify with an advocacy style that fits personality and goals
-Club member welcome kit (sponsored)
-Free product samples
-Member apron pins
-"Good deed" apron patches and rewards
-Free club member e-newsletters
-Club recipe book (one free copy per club member), 2021
-Community giving guidance and support
-New members help with club logo design
-Friends and family day: Special sessions allow members to invite friends, family
members, bible study groups, troop groups, classmates, and more.
This project was made possible through a community award from FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education).
Club Contact Information
- Mika Edwards, Baking & Cooking Club Youth Director | Email: email@example.com
- Karen Harris, President, Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta (FAKA)
- Tracie Andrews, Volunteer Education and Special Initiatives Director, FAKA | Tracieandrewswriter.com (Allergy Dish)