Food Bank Donations For Special Diets

3 Comments 08 November 2012


Bridget over at Safe Staples has created some handy bag tags and signs for you to use when donating diet specific foods to your local food bank.  A lot of people might hold back from donating because they figure the gluten-free foods they donate might be grabbed up by people that don’t have to eat gluten-free. These tags and signs will help to make sure that your donated items are set aside for someone who really needs them.

Another reason I like this idea is because a lot of people might not have the time to spend working directly with their local food bank, like I suggested here. This makes everything a little more convenient for individuals that want to help, but don’t have a lot of spare time.

And…since some of us have additional food restrictions, it makes sense that this would help with gluten-free and casein-free donations for autistic children, and nut-free items for dangerous nut allergies, etc.

Bridget is in the process of making Safe Staples a non-profit organization in order to expand her efforts. If you’d like to support her or follow her progress, check out the Safe Staples Facebook page. I’m all for it, because this definitely needs to be taken on by an actual organization, rather than just individuals here and there.

Thanks, Bridget!

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    Rob says:

    Thanks for sharing!!

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    Bridget Bond says:

    Thank you SO very much for using your beloved voice to spread the word on this mission. When I started this a year ago, my local food pantry didn’t really think they needed much. I asked them if they would just put the sign to let the guests know they can request them and they were so surprised how quickly people came forward. We’ve refilled their stock every couple of months and knowing that families can actually rely on these things being there is what it’s all about. Grabbing an extra bag of gf pasta or crackers or flour when you are shopping is a small effort with a huge impact. Thank you again for all of your work 🙂


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