When Kids With Food Allergies created a disaster relief committee made up of volunteers throughout the country, it included some of our food allergy parents and members with asthma who had been through the Colorado wild fires of 2012. They learned so much from that experience and helped us with our strategies to assist future victims of disasters.
We are saddened to know that tornadoes have devastated areas of the midwest and south, and families on allergen-restricted diets in those areas need our help with food donations. Our hearts go out to them.
We are listing below where to send allergy-friendly foods (preferably free of the top 8 allergens - milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish), gluten-free foods and elemental formula. Please join us in getting them much-needed specialty foods. Any and all types of non perishable donations will be accepted.
We will be updating this list as we learn of additional locations that will accept donations. Please mark the box "ALLERGY FRIENDLY FOODS" so it can be easily identified as specialty food.
ATTN FACE-IT SUPPORT GROUP C/O AMELIA MURPHEE MLO 210 EAST MAIN, SUITE 2B TUPELO, MS 38804
This Tupelo, Mississippi location is accepting individual donations (no pallets).
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS:
ATTN ALLERGY-FRIENDLY FOODS ARKANSAS FOOD BANK 4301 W 65th ST LITTLE ROCK, AR 72209
This Little Rock, Arkansas location is accepting pallets and individual donations.
Thank you, again for your continued support of our food allergic, asthmatic, and no-foods families.
Heidi Bayer Chair, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Committee Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America & Kids With Food Allergies hbayer (at) kidswithfoodallergies (dot) org Blog: bklynallergymom
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