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Food Equality Initiative, Inc.

Food Equality Initiative, Inc.
CROWDRISE : Feb 07, 2015
Tax ID: 47-2377396
BASED: Overland Park, KS, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.foodequalityinitiative.org

Food Equality Initiative, In...

Increase health

Our mission is to increase health and end hunger for low-income individuals with Celiac disease and food allergies by providing safe, healthy food, nutrition education and advocacy.

Food Equality Initiative, Inc. (FEI) will be opening the United States' first allergy friendly and gluten free food pantry to serve low-income Celiacs and those with food allergies in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.  Using recent research, we estimate that up to 15,000 people, mostly children, have food allergies or Celiac disease and cannot afford to eat the proper foods on these medically restricted diets. 

Instead, they continue to eat the foods that make them sick because they have no other choice.  75% of the food stocked at a typical food pantry contains wheat and/ or dairy.  That doesn't leave much to eat if you have Celiac disease or a dairy or wheat allergy.  These people are risking malnourishment, Type 1 diabetes, cancer and even death.

The FEI food pantry will be located in Overland Park, KS.  The pantry stocks gluten free pastas, cereals, flours, non-dairy milks, SunButter spread, beans, tuna, rice, fresh vegetables and more.  It is our dream to have at least one of these pantries in every county in the United States.  Food allergy and Celiac disease rates continue to climb and so will the need for this type of food pantry.

Please donate now and help feed people and children who lives and health depend on eating gluten free or allergy free.  Or, hold a food drive to benefit the FEI pantry, either way, you can help solve hunger and increase health for those who cannot afford medically necessary food.  For more information, please visit our website, www.foodequalityinitiative.org.

Tax ID: 47-2377396 • www.foodequalityinitiative.org

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