PHOTO: Workers look for victims under debris from a tornado that passed across south Oklahoma City, May 20, 2013. Courtesy ABC NEWS Oklahoma City, May 20, 2013.
Paul Hellstern/The Oklahoman/AP Photo
Many of you know my son has life threatening food allergies. All of his food is very different from the food the rest of our family eats, his food is made in dedicated allergy free factories and has to be free of the top 8 food allergans. I do not know what I would do in a disaster situation when it comes to getting him the right foods. As we look at all of the needs of the families in Moore, Oklahoma, let us also remember the needs of those with food allergies.
My favorite organization in the world Kids with Food Allergies contacted a group in Oklahoma that is currently accepting donations of allergy friendly foods. I wanted to pass along this vital information to you, if you are looking for a way to help, please consider this:
The donations include gluten-free foods, and elemental formulas.
You may place an order for food allergy families affected in Oklahoma here:
Peanut Free Planet will cover the SHIPPING of the gift to the OKLAHOMA REGIONAL FOOD BANK
You may also DONATE $ to purchase products to fill in the gaps of other donations via a gift certificate.
Upon ordering – ENTER THE PEANUT FREE PLANET ADDRESS AS SHIPPING ADDRESS:
15252 Stony Creek Way, Noblesville, IN
and choose IN STORE PICKUP and put ‘OKLAHOMA” in the comments section.
Please help to get the word out by copying and pasting this portion on your FB page.
There are allergy advocates on the ground in the area that have set up a church to be a distribution point for those people and families that have food allergies.
There will also be a web page set up shortly where people can donate cash to help the victims.
UPDATE – As of 1:15 this afternoon, the Oklahoma Food Allergy Support Group has secured the following Church who will be able to accept donations on their behalf:
The Cherokee Hills Church of Christ
6724 NW 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Attn: Becky Matlack and Oklahoma Food Allergy Support Group
PHONE: 405-305-3009 (Cami’s phone number)
Email: tessasmomy (at) yahoo (d0t) com
or cami62 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net
If you would like to send a donation, please label your food “allergy friendly food” on the outside of the box.
If you prefer, you may send cash and / or any type of food donations to:
3355 S. Purdue Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73137
LABEL: MOORE, OK FOOD ALLERGY FRIENDLY FOOD on the outside of the box.
Our hearts are breaking for the families affected by this tragedy. Please know our prayers are with you.
Huge thanks to Brooklyn Allergy Mom's Blog for all of the info!