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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I just discovered my buckwheat and another big bag of food are not good for me. What do I do with it? I don't dare have it here, for fear of cross contamination or reacting to it in the air. It is 30+ lbs of food in each bag. It has dollar signs of wasted stuff for me. I guess the food shelf won't take open products.

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Donate it to friends/family?

When I got diagnosed I gave my housemates all the gluteny food that had been in my cupboard. We're all students so no one cared in the slightest that some of it had been opened!

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Some food banks will take opened items depending on what they are. You can phone around. I was able to give away a bunch of nuts to a food bank run at a church. They put them right in a dish and people were digging in even before I left.

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If money is an issue, you could always get in touch with a local celiac or gluten free group and put up a message offering to sell the remaining food for a lower cost. Or to sell it in, say, 1 pound amounts or something like that?

When I was starting out, that's actually how I got many of my gluten-free grains. A woman had been diagnosed with gluten intolerance, bought tons of new flours and starches, and then discovered that it was something else entirely. She sold her open bags for a lower cost and just sent an email about on the local celiac message board. :-)

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