How to Help Food Allergy Families in Oklahoma Monday, May 20, Moore, Oklahoma experienced a tornado. The tornado caused vast devastation, including many fatalities and injuries. As Food Allergy parents, some of us survivors of the recent Hurricane Sandy that hit the East Coast in 2012, we are mindful of what this will mean in the weeks ahead as survivors are moved to shelters. In the shelters, survivors of the tornado will rely on food from food banks, churches, the Red Cross and FEMA.
Early Tuesday morning, The Kids With Food Allergies Disaster Committee reached out to a support group in Oklahoma who will be accepting food-allergy friendly donations, including gluten-free foods and elemental formulas in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Food Allergy Support Group has secured the following locations who will be able to accept donations:
(food donations) Attn: Becky Matlack and Oklahoma Food Allergy Support Group The Cherokee Hills Church of Christ 6724 NW 63 Oklahoma City, OK 73132
(food or cash donations) Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma 3355 S Purdue Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73137
If you would like to send a food donation, please label your box "Moore, OK: Food Allergy Friendly Food" on the outside.
If you would like to donate injectible epinephrine, or know someone who needs it in the Moore, OK area, here is some information:
First, non-profit organizations can go to the Mylan site and order free EpiPens. Here is the link:
Our hearts and prayers go out to the town of Moore, OK. If you are a support group leader or active in your local food allergy or asthma community, please let me know if you'd like to help serve on the Kids With Food Allergies Disaster Committee. Our mission is to have a base in every major city in the United States.
Heidi Bayer Board of Directors Chair Kids With Food Allergies hbayer (at) kidswithfoodallergies (dot) org Blog: bklynallergymom
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