At the Southern California Food Allergy Institute, we believe in making real and tangible actions in the fight against injustices in our society. In June 2020, Dr. Inderpal Randhawa, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of TPIRC and the Southern California Food Allergy Institute, has seeded a new grant program with a gift of $50,000 that will help broaden access to the Southern California Food Allergy Institute's TIP™ program to children in the Black community. With the support of the community, the fund now stands at over $100,000.
Currently, out of Southern California Food Allergy Institute's nearly 10,000 patients, only 1 to 2 percent are Black, while several nationwide studies have shown that Black children are 4 to 5 times as likely to have, and 3 to 4 as likely to die from food anaphylaxis. Helping children, regardless of race or color, achieve food freedom through our Tolerance Induction Program™ (TIP) is essential to our mission.