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Okc Tornado gluten-free Food Relief Effort


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#1 kareng

 
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

Go Picnic is donating and distributing gluten-free food to the people hit by the tornado. They have told me that they are trying to work with the Red Cross Disaster Relief to stock gluten-free foods in emergency food trailers. This is from their FB page:

FOOD FOR OKLAHOMA RELIEF**

Many of you have reached out and asked how you can help, especially with providing food to those people requiring special diets, such as gluten-free. We have reached out to our contacts through GIuten Intolerance Group and other support groups to find a good way to get food directly to those in need, and would like to make it easy and affordable for those who would like to to help.

**Through the end of May, GoPicnic will match any meal donation, and provide free shipping to the donation site in Oklahoma.**

The Food Allergy Awareness Coalition is collecting food at the Cherokee Hills Church of Christ site, and will be distributing the food directly to the Red Cross and shelters.

To donate, simply buy any product on GoPicnic.com and at shipping, use the address:

Cherokee Hills Church of Christ
6724 NW 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Attn: Becky

Enter code: HELPOKLAHOMA at checkout, and no shipping will be assessed on the order.

Please note: the free shipping code is only valid on donations to the Cherokee Hills Church of Christ location.

We understand from those at the Food Allergy Awareness Coalition that this need in Oklahoma will continue for several weeks as they work on recovery. Any extra food leftover after this crisis has been addressed will be supplied to the local food banks for continued distribution to the needy.

Many thanks to our great customers for their interest in helping to support relief for this terrible situation.

--Team GoPicnic

*GoPicnic Brands, Inc. is not affiliated with any specific religious organization*
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#2 IrishHeart

 
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

Excellent idea. K!!!

 

I know our local food bank is always in need of gluten-free shelf-stable stuff..

 

(I just gave to the OK Humane Society because often animals are lost in the shuffle after a tragedy like this  )


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:39 PM

What we really need is gluten-free food in the food trailers from day 1.  Do they really think a Celiac can eat only an apple, banana and a carton of milk for several days until a Celiac group or GoPicnic can ship them some food?  I think we should write to the Red Cross about that.  There are plenty of gluten-free, shelf- stable protein bar type things they could use as a regular part of the emergency food.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:13 PM

 Do they really think a Celiac can eat only an apple, banana and a carton of milk for several days 

This begs the question :  Do they really think about celiacs at all? No, of course not..... their focus is get people help. period.

 

So, if we are going to "school" the Red Cross, we may need to tell them what will work. They do good work, but they may not know what

can be done for celiacs in need.


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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

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“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

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#5 IrishHeart

 
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:30 PM

The gopicnic site is very easy to navigate everyone! secure and quick!!.

 

For just $25.00, you can buy 5  quick meals for a Gee Freer.


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"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

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#6 kareng

 
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:45 PM

The gopicnic site is very easy to navigate everyone! secure and quick!!.
 
For just $25.00, you can buy 5  quick meals for a Gee Freer.


Plus they will donate five...
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:15 PM

Plus they will donate five...

 what she said!!!

 

they will donate the same amount you will!! 

 

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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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#8 kareng

 
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:34 PM

Because of the additional tornados in the OKC area - Go Picnic is extending this until June 10.

 

 

 

https://www.facebook...496480337087472


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:06 PM

K, I am going to ask Gluten Dude to post this --he gets a lot of traffic on his site and on FB.


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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
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