Friday, October 7, 2011

Food Allergy Food Drive

Food Allergy Food Drive

by Hope O'Donnell-Hill on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 10:10am
It has been brought to my attention over the past year the amount of families and individuals facing daily food allergy challenges; and the number is continually growing.  A lot of these families are in need of financial assistance due to the specialized state of these foods.  For this reason I have acquired a list of allergy-friendly foods and am requesting your assistance to help the many people in our area faced with these challenges.  Just the other day was there a young mother with two small children newly overwhelmed with her 20 month old's diagnosis of multiple food allergies, and terrified of not having the means necessary to feed her child.  Until personally faced with the struggle; many do not understand the fear food allergies can hold over the individual and/or family.  It is extremely overwhelming and absolutely frightening to realize that you may not be able to safely feed your child.  I am requesting your help for these  families and individuals that preside in our area.  We will be hosting a food drive for October requesting these specialized ingredients for these very special people.  Please consider donating to our cause, just one allergy-friendly food item can make a difference.  We are excited that Peach Blossom Health Food Store here in Murray, KY has agreed to be our Drop-Off for these donations.  Thanks so much...

Bags of Dry Rice
Bags of Dry Beans
Corn Meal
Masa (Corn Flour)
Nutella
Sunbutter
Tree Nut Butters (Almond, Cashew, etc.)
Soy Butter
GF Bisquick
Rice Pastas
Corn Pastas
GF Baking Mixes (Betty Crocker, Bob's Red Mill, Pamela's, Hodgson Mill, etc.)
Brianna's brand salad dressings (they are GF)
Maple Grove Farms Syrups and Salad Dressings
Bread (Udi's, Rudi's, GF Bakehouse, Katz)
Gluten Free Oats
Canned Tomatoes
Cooking Oil (Canola, Corn, Olive, Sunflower, Coconut)
Milk Replacements (Soy, Coconut, Rice, Almond)
Egg Replacements
Kitchen Basics brand Stocks/Broths
Flour/Starches (Potato, Tapioca, Corn, Garbanzo Bean, Rice, Almond, Sorghum)
Gift Cards - when in doubt a simple donation can go a long way.

Please Drop-off at Peach Blossom Health Foods in Murray, KY during the month of October