Saturday, September 28, 2013

Summer/Early Fall Update on Tampa Gluten Free Food Pantry

Katrina Tiller went to the Tampa Gluten Free Food Pantry at Metropolitan Ministries this past week to check on it and to bring some GF food donations.  A big thank you to Carolanne and to the other council members of the Gluten Free For Life Expo who donated a Publix gift card to use for GF food purchases during the slow summer months.  The Publix gift card allowed Katrina to purchase much needed GF nonperishable food for the Tampa Gluten Free Food Pantry on several occasions over the summer and just recently in September.  The shelves were starting to look bare this week so Katrina will be buying GF food with the remainder of the money on the gift card and bringing it over this coming Tuesday. 

Also, a big thank you to Namaste Foods for sending some gluten free food donations that just arrived at the end of the week!  This is such a blessing and Katrina will also be bringing this food over to the pantry this Tuesday! 

Katrina will be attending the Tampa Celiac Support Group meeting on Saturday, October 12th and will be attending the Largo Gluten Free For Life Support Group meeting on Saturday, November 23rd in an effort to start gathering GF non-perishable food donations for the 3rd Annual GF Holiday Food Drive.  Please spread the word for people to bring GF food donations to these meetings!  Thank you in advance for any and all GF food donations given for the GF Holiday Food Drive!

Gluten Free Holiday Box of Hope:

  • 1 Gluten Free Whole Turkey or Gift Certificate for a Turkey
  • GF Mashed Potatoes (1 box)
  • GF Gravy (1 container)
  • GF Stuffing (1 box)
  • GF Rice (1 box or bag)
  • GF Canned Black Beans (2 cans)
  • GF Canned Vegetables (2 cans)
  • GF Canned Fruit or Jars of Applesauce (2 cans)
  • GF Cranberry Sauce (2 cans)
  • GF Canned Pumpkin (1 can)
  • GF Bisquick or GF Multipurpose Flour (1 box)
  • GF Dessert Mix (1 box of GF Cake Mix or 1 box of GF Brownie Mix)
  • GF Cookies (1 box)
  • GF Pudding (2 boxes)
  • GF Cereal (1 box)
  • GF Oatmeal (1 box)                                                       
 If you are interested in helping more with the GF Holiday Food Drive, please contact Katrina Tiller at   If you are interested in helping more with Metropolitan Ministries' efforts to help all families in need during this holiday season, here is the website for more information:
Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Central.