I do consider myself blessed with the ability to afford the safe food that I need; however, there are so many people out there who cannot afford it. Gluten free and allergy friendly foods can cost at least 2-4 times of the amount of the usual items you find in a food pantry, if you can find them at all. It basically comes down to a financial choice between eating and actually consuming unsafe food.
Together, we can make a difference to provide gluten free and allergy friendly food to those in need. Please join #TeamSAFE for our #GivingTuesday and #MDGivesMore campaign on Tuesday, December 1 as we push toward a goal of $10,000 in order to help those in our community obtain safe food. Although this amount sounds like a lot of money, it will serve as a stepping-stone to be able to eventually open our own gluten free and allergy friendly food pantry. In the meantime, we will continue to seek families in need and work with existing organizations to provide the services they are unable to provide.
The S.A.F.E. Food Pantry is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization based in Howard County, Maryland.