BUY 2 – DONATE 1
We collected an incredible amount of safe food. The donations went to The Mississauga Foodbank and anything not needed was allocated to another organization who supports access to safe food. Can you believe it? We were able to provide support boxes to individuals who have expressed a need for access to safe food because of all the donations.
The Free From Allergy Friendly Expo is Canada’s largest celebration of “free from” foods, drinks and lifestyle products.
It is the place to be for anyone who lives free from one of the top allergens. People can be allergic to any food and lots of other things such as milk, gluten, eggs, nuts, chemicals, dust, latex and more. This event is the place to find everything to make living free from that much easier.
“I LIVE FREE FROM GLUTEN”
In Canada we have labeling laws that require manufactures to list any of the top allergens found in the product. Brands even voluntarily disclosure if there is a risk of cross contamination with “may contain statements”
Priority allergens in Canada include the following and MUST be listed on the label of a product:
- Wheat and Triticale (Gluten)
- Crustaceans and molluscs
- Tree nuts
Our responsibility as consumers is to report any infractions of labeling laws or food fraud to the CFIA.
#GFREEWIFEYFOODBANK mission is to provide access to safe food.
So the expo was the perfect host location for our free from food collections! The impact of free from food drives on the lives of people who experience food insecurity with the added anxiety of dietary restrictions is an easy
Thank-you to the Free from vendors who took the call to action and made contributions to the food drive.
These contributions amplified the success and enabled us to donate close to 500 pounds of food to various organizations and individuals.