About Us


MOCHA (Mothers of Children Having Allergies) is a group of parents sharing information and supporting each other. MOCHA started in Chicago, yet our members are from around the United States. Members of MOCHA know how frightening it can be to learn that your child has been diagnosed with severe, often life-threatening allergies. Rest assured, you are not alone! We’ve all been there, and that’s why we formed this support group – to give you tips for dealing with the day-to-day aspects of managing food allergies and to help you cope with the stress that goes along with it. MOCHA realizes that every family’s situation is unique, but we can offer practical, general, non-medical advice that has worked for us. Through our meetings, speakers, and informal get-togethers, MOCHA offers support, education, and – best of all – friendship, to help make managing your child’s food allergies just a little bit easier.


MOCHA’s mission is to help parents of children who suffer from food allergies. By providing information and opportunities, we aim to make living with allergies just a little bit easier. We at MOCHA believe that it’s our job as parents to give our children the education, encouragement, experience and enthusiasm to get out into the world and safely live their lives to the fullest.


Kill 'em with Kindness!!

Sometimes a hug from another allergy mom is really what I needed. What a relief to have a trusted resource on the web for all the information we need. Sharing with those that are ‘walking in the same moccasins’ gives me the courage I need. I cry every time I watch that FAP video. It’s powerful! Will we ever be able to not worry? Those power emails are saving me. I just can’t keep up with all the current info. I don’t know what I would have done without MOCHA. You really are the source for food allergy Cliff notes! I feel relieved to be able to laugh and cry with others like me. How did you do this without a support group years ago? Does this get easier? I have to admit, I’m really glad Anne and Denise went through this with their kids before me. How do I make a cake with no milk and eggs? Do any fast food places have anything safe? I enjoy the “Cheat and Eats” because we have no allergenic foods in my house. Thanks for training me with the Auvi-Q and Epi-pen. I feel more confident knowing I at least know what to do with the “real thing. So I’m really NOT crazy? I was so excited to find a resource for moms like me and my food allergic child. Where do I find… How can we travel? How will we ever send our food allergic child to college? DATING?!!? I need more info on OIT… Can you connect me with a doctor that… I enjoy the comradery at the Conferences, Walks and Luncheons.