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#gfreewifeyfoodbank 5K event & fundraiser

 

Hello friends  – May is Celiac Awareness month we will celebrate with a 5k.

REGISTER HERE

To acknowledge celiac month 2021 we will be fundraising for the entire month. The month will end with an epic 5km virtual event on Sunday, May 30th all to support Gfreewifey FoodBank.

There are many ways you can participate and the most exciting is joining us for the 5k you will even receive a 5k finisher medal. This 5km can be enjoyed by anyone. Participate virtually and/or connect for a socially distances 5km walk, run or bike in your community (depending on the current guidelines and restrictions). It’s an on your honour event! _ see participant waiver.

Now once you select your level of commitment and complete the registration form and you will receive an email with instructions on what to do next.

Be sure to join the event Facebook page where info, giveaways and motivation will be posted.

WHAT IS GFREEWIFEYFOODBANK?

A non-profit passion project created and run by Jessica Danford. Jessica identified a gap in service for people experiencing food insecurity on a gluten-free diet as a result in 2018 the project started. Since its inception, the project has brought the community together to make a huge impact and influence national attention to the issue. Gfreewifey food-bank currently provides directly to 25 individuals and families throughout the very Greater Toronto Area. Safe food boxes are delivered by Jessica discreetly and directly to Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, Ajax, Pickering, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia and so many more, as the list of people seeking access to safe food grows so too does the area of deliveries grow.

THE IMPACT

#GFREEWIFEYFOODBANK raised $6000 and collected 5000 pounds of gluten-free food to support people experiencing food insecurity on a gluten-free diet.

After 3 years of partnering with various food banks, I had a growing list of people who despite our efforts were not receiving the access to safe gluten-free food they needed. Therefore, in 2020, I decided to transition to providing support directly to the people who needed it most. While brainstorming ways we could educate organizations on why people were requesting gluten-free food and how to safely provide that support. Food banks generally run on volunteer-based teams with minimal people requiring access to gluten-free food the investment in time energy and storage space is typically not worth it when many organizations are struggling to keep up with the demand for people without dietary requirements.

 PIVOTING IN A PANDEMIC

This passion project was started to raise awareness about celiac disease and gluten-related disorders while advocating for access to safe food. With vendor fairs and public speaking engagements and in-person food drives all cancelled due to the global pandemic our virtual fundraiser is more important than ever!

Food boxes are now directly delivered to people throughout the MUCH LARGER GTA from Toronto, Kitchener Waterloo, Ajax, Pickering, Scarborough, Mississauga, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia, Collingwood and everywhere in between.

I have been that person who walked away with a box filled with gluten-containing products that I could not eat. I know what it is like to wonder if you have to risk your long-term health because you are hungry. People with celiac medically require a strict gluten-free diet and beggars can’t be choosers mentality is unacceptable.

Please remember when you are shopping BUY 2 – DONATE 1 to help someone in your local community.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

OPTION 1 – $50

REGISTER HERE

PARTICIPATE IN THE 5KM EVENT ON MAY 1 2021
WALK OR RUN 5KM on Sunday, May 30th
You will receive a 5k finisher medal
Receive special offers for participants

OPTION 2 – $50

REGISTER HERE

PARTICIPATE & FUNDRAISE
WALK OR RUN 5KM on Sunday, May 30th
You will receive a 5k finisher medal
Receive special offers for participants
Your own fundraising link to track your donors
If you raise $200 reimbursement of $25 or a donation made in your name or someone you wish to honour.

OPTION 3 – $215

REGISTER HERE

PARTICIPATE, FUNDRAISE & TRAIN (with the self-empowerment studio and Jessica Danford)
you will receive a 5k finisher medal
Receive special offers for participants
Your own fundraising link to track your donors
If you raise $200 reimbursement of $25
A donation of $50 made in your name or someone you wish to honour
Prizes and giveaways
30-day training plan leading to event day to meet your fitness level.
1-year membership to The self-empowerment studio with Coach Jess

OR make a monetary contribution visit:

DONATE

 

PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS

There will be lots of giveaways and deals for participants, fundraisers and donors.

 

Partners

TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Need help with access to safe gluten-free food within the GTA

Simply complete the #gfreewifeyfoodbank registration form and you will be contacted when the next delivery is available. Deliveries are inconsistent and not guaranteed.

REGISTER 2021

 

 

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