The 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.
FACTS is an important support group for families afflicted with food allergies located in the Rochester area.