Tulsa group to include children with allergies at Trunk-Or-Treat by offering vegan candies

VIDEO: Local woman making sure all kids are included this Halloween

TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa woman is hoping to make sure every child is able to celebrate and trick-or-treat this Halloween.

Sarah Hyden, who runs a Facebook group called “Tulsa Vegan Guide” says they plan to host a Trunk-Or-Treat event on October 31st.

Hyden says some of the candy available is vegan friendly and safe for children with gluten, soy and nut allergies. Her goal is to make sure all kids are included.

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The group Tulsa Vegan Guide to host Trunk-Or-Treat event on Halloween that passes out regular candy and candy to children who may have food allergies.
The group Tulsa Vegan Guide to host Trunk-Or-Treat event on Halloween that passes out regular candy and candy to children who may have food allergies.

Hyden, who has a four-year-old son who is also vegan, says Halloween can be difficult for children who have dietary restrictions.

She says even if candy doesn’t have particular ingredients that could be a safety concern for a child, they are sometimes manufactured with equipment that also manufacturers those allergens. Hyden says they’ve created an Amazon wish list that has allowed people to generously buy and donate candy that is delivered to them and that is also safe. Hyden says parents can choose what goodie bags their child needs to fit their dietary restrictions.

Hyden says this the second annual Trunk-Or-Treat her group has hosted. To make it safe during a pandemic, she says they will be handing the goodie bags with a six foot candy shoot.

The event will be from 5-9 p.m. on October 31st at the ah-Sigh-e’s parking lot near 124th and Memorial. She says parents can drive up, have their kids collect the candy and enjoy their Halloween.

The group Tulsa Vegan Guide to host Trunk-Or-Treat event on Halloween that passes out regular candy and candy to children who may have food allergies.
The group Tulsa Vegan Guide to host Trunk-Or-Treat event on Halloween that passes out regular candy and candy to children who may have food allergies.