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Supporting Medically Necessary GF Community During San Diego's Covid-19 Crisis and "Stay at Home" Directives
From our parent office (National Celiac Association) in Boston: We have seen a spike in the need for gluten-free food assistance and our Gluten-Free Food Bank is doing everything it can to connect the food with the need amid the current "stay at home" order here in MA. We are also making connections with other organizations around the country to verbally assist others through this time. Nicola Harrington, the GFFB Director is putting together a guidance document, but here are a couple of takeaways for how you can help in your area:
NEW as of Aug. 2019: Pediatric Celiac Dietitian Rosio Hernandez (Rady Children's Hospital) goes over gluten-free label reading with our San Diego Raising Our Celiac Kids group (part of our non-profit National Celiac Association San Diego)
The National Celiac Association helped develop the language of a Bill proposed to the Congressional floor on April 3, 2019. H.R. 2074, The Gluten in Medicine Disclosure Act of 2019 was introduced by Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Tom Cole (R-OK). If passed, this Bill will mandate that gluten be labeled on medications, helping all those in the gluten-free community.
Please support this Bill by calling or writing to your local representatives. For more information, visit congress.gov.