What Can You Do?
*Put the word out on local gluten free facebook groups and pages.
*Put the word out on your personal FB page.
*Start collecting food now. When you do your own grocery shopping, watch for those "ready to eat" items that are on sale.
Most of us are on limited budgets. Don't feel as though you aren't giving if what you are able to give is one box of crackers and a packet of tuna. That's OK! That means lunch for someone who might not otherwise have lunch.
*Check out Gluten Free Watchdog. Tricia Thompson keeps the gluten free community alerted and up to date of ways to give. Check her site. We want the gluten free food we collect to get those those who NEED IT!
Just Reach Out and Reach Within.
One of my favorite parts of our gluten free food drive was the sense of community, the team effort---great people coming together for those who need us!
*Check labels! WONDERFUL offers of donations, but do check to be sure items are actually gluten free. Sometimes things sneak in that aren't. That's OK too... Just add it to the general donation.
*Check dates. Its crazy how time can get away from us, just to discover something in the pantry from 1972.
*Be amazed by those around you.
*Label the boxes you send. (Feel free to download and use either of these below.)