Monday, May 20, 2013, Moore, Oklahoma experienced a tornado. The tornado caused vast devastation, including many fatalities and injuries. As Food Allergy parents, some of us survivors of the recent Hurricane Sandy that hit the East Coast in 2012, we are mindful of what this will mean in the weeks ahead as survivors are moved to shelters. In the shelters, survivors of the tornado will rely on food from food banks, churches, the Red Cross and FEMA.
Early this morning, the Kids With Food Allergies Disaster Committee reached a support group in Oklahoma who will be accepting food-allergy friendly donations, including gluten-free foods, and elemental formulas in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. We are waiting to hear from other food banks on whether or not they will be accepting or prefer cash, small boxes, or palettes of food.
UPDATE: – AS OF 2:18 this afternoon:
You may place an order for food allergy families affected in Oklahoma here:
Peanut Free Planet will cover the SHIPPING of the gift to the OKLAHOMA REGIONAL FOOD BANK
You may also DONATE $ to purchase products to fill in the gaps of other donations via a gift certificate.
Upon ordering – ENTER THE PEANUT FREE PLANET ADDRESS AS SHIPPING ADDRESS:
15252 Stony Creek Way, Noblesville, IN
and choose IN STORE PICKUP and put ‘OKLAHOMA” in the comments section.
Please help to get the word out by copying and pasting this portion on your FB page.
There are allergy advocates on the ground in the area that have set up a church to be a distribution point for those people and families that have food allergies.
There will also be a web page set up shortly where people can donate cash to help the victims.
UPDATE – As of 1:15 this afternoon, the Oklahoma Food Allergy Support Group has secured the following Church who will be able to accept donations on their behalf:
The Cherokee Hills Church of Christ
6724 NW 63
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Attn: Becky Matlack and Oklahoma Food Allergy Support Group
PHONE: 405-305-3009 (Cami’s phone number)
Email: tessasmomy (at) yahoo (d0t) com
or cami62 (at) sbcglobal (dot) net
If you would like to send a donation, please label your food “allergy friendly food” on the outside of the box.
If you prefer, you may send cash and / or any type of food donations to:
3355 S. Purdue Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73137
LABEL: MOORE, OK FOOD ALLERGY FRIENDLY FOOD on the outside of the box.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the town of Moore, OK. If you are a support group leader or active in your local food allergy or asthma community, please let me know if you’d like to help serve on the Kids With Food Allergies Disaster Committee. Our mission is to have a base in every major city in the United States. bklynallergymom (at) gmail (dot) com.If you would like to donate injectible epinephrine, or know someone who needs it in the Moore, OK area, here is some information:
First, non-profit organizations can go to the Mylan site and order free EpiPens. Here is the link: and if you decide to place an order could you let me know by commenting below so that I can let Mylan know and they can alert the staff to expedite the order.
Second, individuals may use the EpiPen 0-CoPay Card available on www.EpiPen.com
If you are affected by the disaster and are looking for a shelter, here is the link to the Red Cross site for the Central OK region:
This information also appears on the Money Saving Queen’s web site courtesy of Heidi Bayer aka Brooklyn Allergy Mom