Today I sent a box of gluten-free food to the San Antonio Food Bank in support of the victims of Hurricane Harvey. They are accepting donations by mail because they understand gluten-free food is necessary for those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Can you imagine what it would be like to try to find gluten-free food during a disaster? How hungry would you have to get before you were forced to eat something that wasn’t safe?
If you would like to donate shelf-stable food, not food that needs to be refrigerated or frozen, here is what to do:
- Pack up breakfast cereal, shelf-stable bread, such as Schar, Sun butter, snack bars, dried fruit, shelf-stable meals, such as Tasty Bite, instant oatmeal, granola, snack mix, etc. The food bank does not have any special requests, as they are in need of most everything. (Note: they have an ample supply of shelf-stable “milk” of all kinds, including soy etc.)
- Mark the outside of the box “Disaster Relief/Gluten-Free Food” in large bright letters. These boxes will be kept separate from other food donations and will be sent to where they are needed as requests are received.
- Send the box to:
San Antonio Food Bank
5200 Enrique M. Barrera Parkway
San Antonio, Texas 78227
Every little bit helps, so please send whatever you can!