After seeing pics of food going to Joplin tornado survivors (MREs, pop tarts, cereal bars, and canned ravioli), I asked the Ozarks Food Harvest if they needed gluten free donations too. Their answer, yes! Ozarks Food Harvest needs gluten free non-perishables and diabetic-friendly items as well.
As noted on their Facebook page, Joplin is overwhelmed with unsolicited donations. They need supplies, of course, but FEMA is requesting that all donations go to the Springfield address below.
Where: Ozarks Food Harvest, 2810 N Cedarbrook Ave, Springfield, MO 65803
Here are some of the items I included in the gluten free care package above:
- Kind Fruit and Nut Bars
- Envirokidz Crispy Rice Bars
- Glutino Breakfast Bars
- Enjoy Life Granola
- Glutino Crackers
- Blue Diamond Crackers
- Dinty Moore Beef Stew
- La Tortilla Factory Wraps
Another way to help: follow the Gluten Free Joplin blog written by the Southwest Missouri Celiac Support Group leader in Joplin, Rita Greenstreet. Contact Rita at email@example.com if you’re interested in donating products directly to them. Thanks for spreading the word!
Want to donate to the next care package headed out on Tuesday? Free Range Cookies will be collecting gluten free non-perishable foods Wednesday through Friday from 12-6pm and Saturday from 12-3pm.
Edited to add: there’s a gluten free food drive happening in Kansas City, MO too. Details at Johnna’s 52 Sweets!