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Rachel W

Anywhere To Donate gluten-free Food?

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I have quite a few boxes of brownie mix and cookie mix thats gluten free, I've stopped making them because they still give me GI upset..even gluten AND dairy free brands,and even though i will miss them so :( I am going to just do without and eat food i know i can handle..its just not worth feeling bad..

so I reallly dont want them to go to waste (hubby sure as heck wont eat them lol).. Does anybody know where i can donate them?? We have a local food bank and our church also has a food pantry but them being gluten-free i would like them to go to someone with celiac..

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I would just take them to the food pantry. I volunteer at one and they do accept gluten free food. If they don't take it for some reason you could always do a 'free' ad in your local paper. Many papers will print those for nothing and you might meet another local celiac.


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Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

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I know there have been a couple people here who have said they're on a limited income, maybe one or a couple of them would be interested and you could work out a way to send it to them :).


Becky (me)-35yo; hypothyroid 8yrs (symptoms at least 1 yr prior); Plantar Fasciitis (PF) (tendonitis in foot) 4 yrs; ovary & softball size cyst removed Feb 2008; Sleep Apnea 3yrs; Dec 2008- realized wheat affects hormones-- went semi- gluten-free (aka, gluten lite!). Interstitial Cystitis (IC, aka painful bladder syndrome) (self dx. controlled by diet- can't have acidic foods/ drinks). July 2010-- realized there was more going on, was going to do the sensitivity/ Celiac testing, decided it wasn't worth it! Am now truely learning to live the gluten- free lifestyle!

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I know there have been a couple people here who have said they're on a limited income, maybe one or a couple of them would be interested and you could work out a way to send it to them :).

This is a great idea. I had some things that I donated to the local food bank over Christmas.


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Celiac disease(positive blood work/biopsy- 10/2008), gluten free oat intolerent, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis/Disease, Raynaud's Disease


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repeated negative bloodwork and negative EGD/biopsy. Started on a gluten free trial(8/2011). He has decided to stay gluten free due to all of the improvements he has experienced on the diet.

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We have kcfreecycle.com here. They have free cycle.coms in lots of cities. You post what you have and you can't charge money. If you don't want someone to come to your house to pick it up, you could arrange to meet at the library or shopping mall. I have given away boxes of packing peanuts, old dishes, old but working wager & dryer, old tv, etc.


 

 

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I know there have been a couple people here who have said they're on a limited income, maybe one or a couple of them would be interested and you could work out a way to send it to them :).

Do you know who they are??I wouldnt mind spending the $ to ship them even..I would be glad to :) I was once a broke college student with celiac,,when the others were happy and healthy living off Ramen noodles and fast food , i coulda used some donated food ! Well actually..i'm still broke, but now a broke person with a income lol

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I have in the past sent gluten-free foods to starving college students from this forum. Another idea is do you have a nearby support group? I would think they would know of a needy gluten-free person as well. I know with in our group I give when others are able to share.....

blessings mamaw

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Broke Celiac student, that would be me. I picked up a gluten-free food bank package from my school, after a long chat about my allergies, and it was mostly those Uncle Ben's flavoured rice packets (every one contained wheat) and campbells tomato soup, second ingredient=wheat flour. I didn't have the heart to go back and ask for a trade, I'm sure they tried and I didn't want to seem ungrateful.

#1 weight-loss plan..become a student. Ugh.

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Broke Celiac student, that would be me. I picked up a gluten-free food bank package from my school, after a long chat about my allergies, and it was mostly those Uncle Ben's flavoured rice packets (every one contained wheat) and campbells tomato soup, second ingredient=wheat flour. I didn't have the heart to go back and ask for a trade, I'm sure they tried and I didn't want to seem ungrateful.

#1 weight-loss plan..become a student. Ugh.

Message me your address and i will send !!!! Glad 2 help another Celiac student AND fellow horse lover :)

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