OCTOBER 2015 — Governor Rick Scott and the state of Florida award Safe & Happy Family the 2015 Young Entrepreneur Award. “We are humbled and shocked to receive the Young Entrepreneur Award from Governor Scott’s office. This is not only a big win for us but a huge leap forward in educating the public about the emerging epidemic of food allergies.” – Holly Gardner
Safe & Happy Family recognized a quick rise to business success, but it all started without entrepreneurship or awards in mind. Founders Holly and Chris Gardner were motivated to take action upon learning their five-month-old son suffered from allergies to several major food groups. With fatal mistakes a constant threat, they looked everywhere for products that could help make dealing with severe food allergies more manageable but found nothing. In 2014, they decided to create the products they needed to raise their son.
Today the company offers over 50 products for families affected by food allergies, ranging from chocolate chip cookies to allergen-free cutting boards to the popular Allergy Mom’s Survival Kit. The ever-growing catalogue enables parents to keep life livable for kids who need a little extra love. As a company built for a singular health-conscious mission, Safe & Happy Family donates a portion of all proceeds to FARE: Food Allergy Research & Education. For more information, visit safehappyfamily.com
ABOUT THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD: Established in 2015, the Young Entrepreneur Award commends Floridians under the age of 35 who demonstrate innovations and leadership in business. The award aims to cultivate the development of emerging companies in the state of Florida and increase employment opportunities for Florida college graduates.