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GFREEWIFEY Food Bank_access to safe food

$3,894 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 90 people in 24 months
Hello, you have landed on a page dedicated to providing access to safe food.

We have done a lot together since starting in May 2018. Food insecurity is unfortunately a growing concern here at home in Canada. Over 1 million hungry people each month visited a Canadian food bank. We want to ensure people who are experiencing food insecurity have access to safe food. We work to support this deficiency by providing education and training workshops to local organizations as well as fund-raising and food drives. Every dollar contributed directly funds a project or partnership advocating  access to safe food. A big Thank-you to our contributors who help us continue advocating access to safe food for all. Check out some of the amazing things we have done together so far at www.gfreewifey.com 

UPCOMING EVENTS...
May is Celiac Awareness month, for the duration of the month I will be fundraising for the monthly partner Second Harvest. 
Clean out your pantry and make room for a haul of new gluten-free favourites because on May 26 you can find #GFREEWIFEYFOODBANK at the gates of Gluten Free Garage  where you will find tons of new favourites. We encourage attendees to bring gf donations or when shopping support your favourite vendors and "buy two - donate one" . Vendors are encouraged to contribute any excess food they have at the end of the event or even contact us to schedule a pick up.  Everything collected during GFG19 will be donated to Second harvest to support the Wynchwood Drop-in. 

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Accomplishments of #GFREEWIFEYFOODBANK campaigns 
$1000 Daily Bread Food Bank - May 2018
200 Pounds of food donated to Red Cross  Mobile Food bank - May 2018
$1000 donation to The Stop Food Bank - August 2018
Nominated for Daily Bread Best in Class award Community Champion - September 2018
$1000 to the Canadian Celiac Association - October 2018 - Ran my first 5k
200 pounds of food donated to The Mississauga Food Bank - January 2019
400 pounds of food donated to The mississauga Foodbank - March 2019
100 pounds of food Donation to Feed It Forward - March 2019

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Happening now… The Community Cook Book Project
Do you have a gluten-free recipe that you love or that helped you transition to a gf life? You are invited to share a go-to GF recipe to help people transiting to a their new gf life. It can be overwhelming when you first find out you have to cut gluten foerever. Most people think they will never eat a carb or anything tasty ever again. That is simply not the case.

Current sponsors of the community cookbook project:
Nudl Artisan Pasta  - providing all pasta for the contributed recipes.
Off The Bone Meat Products Ltd.  - providing all meat for contributed recipes
Davis Family Farm Caledon - providing all honey and sunflower oil as well as a giveaway.
Healthful Communications  - Sponsored the cost of 1 recipe production.


We want to hear from you if:
You have a recipe you love! A go-to or a great replacement for a “gluten favourite” food. We all have different tastes, cooking styles and skill sets in the kitchen so all are welcome to share an idea to support a diverse community who are facing this life change.

You have tips, tricks and life hacks to help people transition to a gluten-free life

If you are experiencing food insecurity and want to have a confidential conversation. Share your experience so I can elevate that feedback to community partners and organizations.

You work with a community organization, food program, healthcare practice or alike that would benefit from educational resources about adhering to a strict gluten free lifestyle. (Yes, it’s more than just food. Its self care products too like lipstick, hairspray, lotions and medications and more)

You have an upcoming event that would be great opportunity to host a #GFREEWIFEYFOODBANK  fundraiser or food drive. Let’s talk about how we can partner.

You wish to make a contribution to GFREEWIFEY FOOD BANK or Schedule a pickup  of food donations that are not expired and still safe for consumption.

You are a local business who would like to minimize food waste and provide access to safe food.

You are a business that would like to sponsor a project.

You would love to share your story about going gluten-free and the ups and downs of your transition.

SEND AN EMAIL TO  Jessica Danford  TO CONNECT TODAY jess@gfreewifey.com
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Hello friends,

As GFREEWIFEY FOOD BANK celebrates another incredible success I want to first thank each one of you for your contribution to all of our achievements this year, Including most recently a $1000 donation to The Stop Food Bank to support them providing access to safe food for people who require a gluten-free diet. The Stop Community started in the 80’s and has grown into a thriving community offering a broad range of programs that provide healthy food and many other amazing initiatives.

If you did not meet me at Gluten Free Garage 2018 or one of many other events you may have been introduced to the GFREEWIFEY Food Bank initiative when you recently visited The butternut Baking Co. This place is a hidden gem in the junction neighbourhood of Toronto. A top gluten-free bakery specializing not only in celiac safe gluten free eats but grain-free, refined sugar free, preservative and artificial flavour / colour free with paleo and keto inspired items. The place is a hotspot of like minded individuals enjoying real food. Which made it a perfect spot to fundraise for The Stop community who share the views on ensuring access to healthy food! This event raised nearly $400 towards this donation. As a thank you Owners Michelle and Chris have offered me a dozen donuts for two lucky winners selected at random (check your email to see if you won!)

This donation marks the end of a successful year for GFREEWIFEY FOOD BANK filled with fundraising events and food collections While marking the beginning of a new year to educate and empower community organizations and partners while providing access to safe food for all. Be sure to sign up for the GFREEWIFEY email list to keep upto date on amazing events happening. Watch for me at tons of great events this year collecting gluten-free non perishables as always if your doing your monthly pantry clean up remember to donate to your local food bank or contact me to arrange a pick up.

I am working on a really fun project and am inviting people in the community to contribute. Do you have a gluten-free recipe that you love or that helped you transition to a gluten-free life. I would love to hear your story about going gluten-free. Send me an email now for your chance to share with the community.

I want to hear from you if:
- You life a gluten-free life and have tips or tricks to help people transition to a gluten-free life and have a recipes you love.
- if you want to have a confidential conversation and are experiencing food insecurity / your local food bank is not equipped to support you.
- You work with a community organization, food program, healthcare practice, that would benefit from educational resources about adhering to a strict gluten free lifestyle. (Yes, it’s more than just food. Its self care products too like lipstick, hairspray lotions and medications)
- You have an event that would be great to host a gfreewifey food bank fundraiser or food collection!
- you wish to make a one time or ongoing contribution to GFREEWIFEY FOOD BANK.

To make a donation and support access to safe food for all now, CLICK HERE or visit www.gofundme.com/gfreewifeyfoodbank
All donations are logged on gofund me for transparency.

Thanks for your support providing access to safe food for all and remember “BUY TWO DONATE ONE” because if you have food restrictions and intolerances your not alone, people experiencing food insecurity have dietary restrictions too.

Lots of love,
Jess
GFREEWIFEY
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Hello everyone! It’s that time again I am celebrating another year of blogging and sharing my ups downs and journey as a celiac. To celebrate I will be at The Butternut Baking Co in Toronto this weekend serving up all the amazing glutenfree, grain free, sugar free, paleo and keto friendly treats while fundraising for The Stop Food Bank. I would love your support to reach my goal of $1000 to help them provide access to safe food. Any non perishables will be used to support clients of the CCA who are in distress and need of urgent support. Thanks in advance it means the world to me Jess aka GFREEWIFEY
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We have done it! $1000... Thank you so much for your support in my first campaign to raise awareness for celiac disease and provide access to safe food to people in our communities.

I have made a contribution to the daily bread food bank on behalf of GFREEWIFEY FOODBANK check my website for the link to that donation (May 1, 2018). Watch for our new campaign starting this May for celiac awareness month supporting The Stop Food Bank.

If you know anyone who works with a community organization, retirement home, health care facility, daycare, food bank or food program that may need some support with providing access to safe food or education about safe food, I would love if you would connect me with them.

Thanks for your support - Jessica Danford
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I am looking forward to presenting Daily bread with this donation to support with providing glutenfree food to people within community food programs who require a glutenfree diet. Thank you all for your support this far and continually inspiring me to reach out spread awareness and foster a community of support knowledge and kindness.
GFREEWIFEY.COM providing glutenfree food to people in our communities through GFREEWIFEY-FOODBANK
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