Here is a picture from Carrie Black, one of KFA's long-time members, and OKC resident, who has helped with the recovery process: "Food allergy safe food for Moore citizens with special diets. Keep them coming!" --Carrie Black
Peanut Free Planet is still accepting donations for the Oklahoma tornado disaster. Their first shipment has already been processed, but they will be sending another next week. Many allergy-friendly companies have also contributed. From Peanut Free Planet : "If you would like to send a food donation to the food allergy families that have been victims of the Oklahoma Tornado you can order on our site. PFP will cover the shipping of the gift DIRECTLY to the Oklahoma Food bank SPECIFICALLY SET...
If you're buying items via Amazon.com to send to the shelters, consider using KFA's Amazon Affiliate link! They can earn a small percentage on each purchase, at no additional cost to you. http://www.amazon.com/?tag=kidswithfooda-20
If you use this link to Amazon.com to purchase shelf-stable, allergy-friendly foods, about 4% of the purchase price will be given to KFA and can help us with organizing disaster relief efforts and provide support to families in need. http://www.amazon.com/?tag=kidswithfooda-20
Our Disaster Committee has found another location that will receive donated allergy-friendly and gluten-free foods. They will distribute to several disaster centers in the region. ATTN TONY ALEXIS ALLERGY-FRIENDLY / GLUTEN-FREE FOOD BANK OF THE ROCKIES 10700 E 45TH AVE DENVER, CO 80239 Food Bank of the Rockies (a member of Feed America ), will collect and distribute allergy-friendly food to flood victims in the areas of Boulder, Larimer County, Loveland and more.
We have confirmed another food bank that will distribute allergy-friendly foods to families in need in Colorado: ATTN TOM REED ALLERGY-FRIENDLY FOOD COMMUNITY FOOD SHARE 650 S TAYLOR AVE LOUISVILLE, CO 80027 Community Food Share (a member of Feeding America ), will collect and distribute allergy-friendly food (large pallets and individual boxes) to flood victims in the areas of Boulder and Broomfield Counties. Community Food Share is committed to helping in the long term recovery process of...
The West Virginia Children's Allergy Alliance (WVCAA) suggests purchasing foods like these: Peanut butter alternatives such as Sunbutter and Wowbutter, by the jar Crackers Dried fruits They ask for all allergy-friendly foods to be Top 8 allergen safe. In addition to items for our West Virginia families with food allergies, they will also accept donations for those with Celiac, diabetes, or any other dietary issue. If you have shopped for a certain condition, please label your package as such...
The one thing that's not stated here is children that are seriously allergic to red dye that is in almost all foods, I have kids that are seriously allergic to red dye and made many trips to the emergency room cause of it, I found that really only organic and all natural foods don't have it and that can be really expensive to buy all the time so making your own foods is best for that one.
Welcome, @Crazy dragon mama ! You're right that it's really hard to deal with a food allergy to an ingredient that's in many foods. We have other folks who deal with "non Top 8" allergies like your family's on our forums ... why not hop over to our Food and Cooking forum and start a topic to share some of your tips and tricks? I'd definitely be interested in comparing notes!
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