I wrote this post just the other day about providing for a child with food allergies during a disaster (not so much about how to do it but just that I was starting to think about it). Today I received an email from FAAN with the following information in it. I will be sending along a box to help out and I hope you will too!!
After Hurricane Sandy: Food Allergy Families in Need
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy. Several New Jersey food allergy support groups have mobilized in the aftermath of the storm and have put out a call for allergy-friendly non-perishable foods for members of the food allergy community who are in need of safe foods. If you can help, please send a variety of foods (focusing on the top eight food allergens plus sesame, as well as gluten-free foods), labeled in a box as “Allergy Friendly,” to either of the following food banks:
The Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Inc. 3300 Route 66 Neptune, NJ 07753
The Community Food Bank of NJ 31 Evans Terminal Hillside, NJ 07205