This week while you're out-and-about working on your last minute holiday lists, think about buying an extra package of gluten-free all purpose flour mix, a box of hearty gluten-free hot breakfast cereal, a loaf of gluten-free bread, a gluten-free turkey or ham - or whatever grabs you and take it right over to your local food shelf.
To find a local food shelf near you, enter your zip code in the box at feedingamerica.org. or click on your state. I stopped by my local food shelf recently and was overwhelmed at how happy the staff was to receive gluten-free items.
Just as more and more people are being diagnosed with Celiac disease/ gluten intolerance, there is also a growing need for gluten-free foods at food shelves everywhere. And, of course, there's no better time than the holidays to share gluten-free.
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