Photo credit ©2013 by Joe Amon/The Denver Post

Photo credit ©2013 by Joe Amon/The Denver Post

When Kids With Food Allergies created the disaster relief committee, made up of volunteers throughout the country, it included some of our food allergy parents and members with asthma who had been through the Colorado wild fires of 2012. They had learned so much from that experience and helped us with our strategies for all disasters. We are saddened to know that they need our help again this year and our hearts go out to them. We are listing below where to send food allergy friendly foods, gluten free foods as well as elemental formula. Please join us in getting them much needed specialty foods. The black forest fire burning north of Colorado Springs is worse than last year, having destroyed 379 homes. Many people are displaced right now and have had to evacuate.

Here’s where to send allergy-friendly foods. Any and all types of donations will be accepted including elemental formula.

Care and Share
2605 Preamble Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80915

If possible, mark the box with GREEN marker, green pen, green stickers etc so it can be easily identified as specialty food.
In case you were wondering where to order allergy-friendly foods, has quite an array – here’s a list I’ve put together free of the top 8 and beyond (well, mostly).
You may also order from Peanut Free Planet:<

If you’d like to read more about the wild fire, please read The Denver Post article here.
Thank you, again for your continued support of our food allergic, asthmatic, and no-foods families.
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9 Responses to 2013 Colorado Black Forest Wild Fire: How to help

  1. Natalie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! It is absolutely horrible here right now and with so many evacuated and no end in sight, we really appreciate it.

  2. Laurie says:

    Thank you so much for getting this vaulable information out to the the public! I am a nut allergy sufferer and find it diffacult to find foods that aren’t “processed in a plant with nuts” at the very least. the rest of my family has multiple food allergies also.
    I am also an employee at The William Storms Allergy Clinic and we are making a collection point at our office for allergy safe foods to donate to Care and Share. Our patients are like family and we want to help in any way we can.

    • heidi says:

      Laurie, wonderful, I hope that this helps people out – during OK Tornado we had food to the food bank in 2 days thanks in large part to vendors like Peanut Free Planet. Stay safe.

  3. Thank you so much for putting this together! This fire has been unbelievably devastating here, and we need all the help we can get! Especially for those with allergies (right now I cringe as the local news is asking for donations of peanut butter and granola bars!) Shared with my readers via facebook. ~Rebecca

    • heidi says:

      Stay safe and please let us know how you’re doing when you can. Thank you for sharing on Facebook – every little bit helps.

  4. crystal mcclung says:

    We are in the springs and completely pet free, gluten free house if anyone needs to stay with us.

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