Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gluten Free Summer Food Drive

Tampa Gluten Free Food Pantry will be doing a Gluten Free Summer Food Drive to restock some GF items that are running low at the Metropolitan Ministries' Tampa location.  We are also hoping to open a second location and in order to do that we need more GF food donations!  Please help Gluten Free Families in Need by donating the following nonperishable GF foods:

Summer Gluten Free Box of Hope
Gluten Free Boxed Cereal (1-2 Boxes)*
Gluten Free Peanut Butter (1-2 Jars)*
Gluten Free Jam or Jelly (1-2 Jars)*
Gluten Free Bread Mix (1-2 Boxes)
Gluten Free Canned Meat (2 Cans)*
Gluten Free Rice (1-2 Bags or Boxes)*
Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese (1-2 Boxes)
Gluten Free Soup (2 Cans)
Gluten Free Cookies (1-2 Boxes)*
Gluten Free Cake or Gluten Free Brownie Mix (1-2 Boxes)
Gluten Free Canned Fruit or Gluten Free Jars of Applesauce (1-2)*

Items that have an asterick (*) are the ones that are needed the most right now.  

Please bring all GF food donations to the Nutrition S'Mart on N. Dale Mabry Hwy and look for the blue food barrel by the exit.  Here is the website for more details:   

Also, individuals or organizations interested in donating a lot of GF food but who are too far away from this location....please e-mail Katrina Tiller at  Katrina Tiller is the Tampa Gluten Free Food Pantry Coordinator.  Thank you in advance for all of your help with providing GF food to GF families in need! 


Thanks Namaste Foods!

The Tampa Gluten Free Food Pantry would like to say a big Thank You to Namaste Foods for their recent donations to help Gluten Free families in need!  It is often difficult to secure GF food donations in the summer but Namaste Foods was very generous in sending us many of their products!  Namaste Foods has donated many of their GF pasta products such as Say Cheez, Taco Pasta, and Pasta Pisavera.  Namaste Foods has also donated products such as their GF bread mix, GF waffle and pancake mix, GF vanilla cake mix, and their GF spice cake mix.  To learn about their great products which are gluten free, dairy free, casein free, soy free, corn free, potato free, and peanut free....please see their website:  Namaste Foods Website.  

Thank You to Gluten Free for Life Expo for all of the GF Food Donations!

The Tampa Gluten Free Food Pantry would like to say a big THANK YOU to the Gluten Free for Life Expo Coordinator Carolanne for asking us to participate in the Expo and collect GF food donations at the event.  We went away from the event with a whole truck full of GF food donations! 

We would also like to thank the following GF companies who donated many nonperishable food donations at the end of the Expo:  Namaste Foods, Udi's, Glutino, Enjoy Life Foods, and Pirate's Booty.  We appreciate your help in feeding GF families in need in Tampa Bay!