Skip to main content

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Families Managing Food Allergies: A Global Health Crisis


The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has been fighting to save lives for nearly 70 years. With your support, we provide education, conduct patient-centered research and advocate for protections for our food allergy community. Our experience and strong community ties allowed us to take prompt action on the COVID-19 crisis. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.)

Thanks to your generous support, we are leading the fight against COVID-19 for families managing food allergies. But we need your help to continue to provide COVID-19 relief


Since the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 emerged, AAFA took immediate action to:

  • Track its progression through the U.S. and communicate updates to our community
  • Conduct a survey about the real-life impacts on families
  • Develop a symptom-checker tool with our experts
  • Provide guidance for people with asthma, eczema and food allergies as new data emerges
  • Work with federal and state governments to ensure people have access to asthma medicines and health care
  • Urge governors to enact a coordinated action plan to reduce the spread of the disease
  • Meet with pharmaceutical companies about drug shortage concerns
  • Meet with manufacturers to discuss how they can support our community during this crisis
  • Join a task force led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to advocate for people at risk from COVID-19

Our work is not finished. People are still struggling with the impact of the pandemic ā€“ from missing in-clinic treatments and food shortages to loss of employment and health insurance. COVID-19 has made our community more vulnerable than ever. Please give as generously as possible to help us all get through this together.

Donate now to our COVID-19 relief fund to help us continue our life-saving work to keep families with food allergies safe.

Your ally in good health,

Kenneth Mendez
AAFA CEO and President

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

Add Comment

Comments (0)

Kids With Food Allergies
A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1235 South Clark Street Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)
Link copied to your clipboard.