Our support group plans educational events throughout San Diego for adults and children with celiac disease or gluten related disorders, All of our events are open to the public.
Covid-19 Update Related to Celiac Disease: Thank you more than we can express to Potapas gluten-free tortilla company and Deanna's Gluten Free Bakery for your generous donations to help the gluten-free community in San Diego this month!!
If you know of someone in San Diego experiencing food insecurities who must eat gluten-free, there are 3 San Diego non-profit food pantries: 1) Community Resource Center Food Pantry (Encinitas) 10-15% of their population states they need GF food for medical reasons. Contact: Yanira Frias Website: https://crcncc.org/food-nutrition-services/
These groups make or try to make gluten-free food available to the people they serve. They do need GF food donations, so we're including links to their website if you'd like to send them GF food or a donation.
March 24, 2020: All in-person gatherings are being cancelled until further notice and cleared to do so by public health officials.
Click here to see our parent organization's update on this disease as it relates to those who have celiac disease.
Celiac and Covid-19 in the News: Dr. Alessio Fasano, from Massachusetts General Hospital, has recently published two videos covering what he believes are the risks for those with celiac disease as it relates to Covid-19. Here is his latest May 1 video: https://youtu.be/RciFzlwJPIU
The National Celiac Association has launched a national pilot initiative to connect gluten-free food companies to food pantries. According to NCA, there is an extreme lack of gluten-free food in many food pantries across the US. Due to COVID-19, NCA has received an increasing number of requests for gluten-free food assistance. If you are able to contribute financially to this effort, please visit https://nationalceliac.org/giving-gluten-free/. If you are a manufacturer and can donate food, please contact Tricia Thompson at email@example.com. Thank you! )
Sunday, June 28th - (geared toward adults and families with children) - cancelled until further notice and cleared to do so by public health officials. Summer Picnic, Pool and Pinata Party at Village Park Rec Clubhouse #4 in Encinitas, 12-3 pm
Saturday, September 26th - cancelled until further notice and cleared to do so by public health officials. Support Group Meeting at Rady Children's Hospital, 2-4 pm Details to be announced
Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th - cancelled until further notice and cleared to do so by public health officials. Nourished Festival in Del Mar (We will have a booth there)
Looking for support group meetings and related events closer to Orange County in 2020? Check out our sister chapter in Orange County, also a chapter of the National Celiac Association at http://www.occeliacs.com/events.html