In the last few weeks, the hurricane disaster has affected millions of people including hundreds of thousands of food allergic people.
Today, Sue and Caroline Moassessi – The Grateful Foodie – share several ways you can help those impacted by Hurricane's Harvey and Irma. Having both endured several disasters including wildfires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and blizzards, the ladies offer many tips to help prepare oneself and one's food allergy family for disaster.
Disaster Preparedness with Food Allergies
Basic Emergency supply list is on the Allergic Living Magazine's Website: Emergency Planning with Asthma, Allergies, and Celiac
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has free downloadable Family Emergency Kit Checklist
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Natural Disasters and Severe Weather link offers information regarding earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires. For example, the Hurricane tab, explains what to know and do before a hurricane and after a hurricane including resource links.
Help food allergy families impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Houston Food Bank – Need monetary donations.
Gulf Coast Community Service Association (Houston) – They have an ongoing special diet section of their food pantry
San Antonio Food Bank – Add “Food Allergy Friendly Food” to the Notes section on the donation page.
Food Bank of the Golden Crescent (Victoria, Texas)
Feeding Texas – Need monetary Donations.
Southeast Texas Food Bank (Port Arthur, Tx and Beaumont, Tx)
Texas Diaper Bank – 100% of donations going to disaster relief for coastal Texas
Second Harvest Food Bank – (South Lousiana)
Help food allergy families impacted by Hurricane Irma
Second Harvest of Central Florida – (Orlando, Florida)
Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida – (Fort Myers, Florida)
Treasure Coast Food Bank – (Fort Pierce, Florida)
Middle Georgia Community Food Bank – (Macon, Georgia)
Second Harvest of South Georgia – (Valdosta, Georgia)
Golden Harvest Food Bank – (Augusta, Georgia)
List of Food Pantries in Jacksonville, Florida
List of Food Pantries in Miami, Florida
Food Equality Initiative, Inc Supports low-income food allergy and Celiac communities by providing safe, healthy gluten free and allergy friendly food, nutrition education and advocacy.
Direct Relief USA offers prescription drugs and other medical supplies to those who need it in emergency situations and works with clinics and primary care doctors to ensure that people can get what they need when they need it. They’re accepting financial contributions.