The cost of gluten free food on average is about 183% higher than similar non gluten free products. Now there is a non profit that aims to help fight the high costs of gluten free foods by providing the 1 in 6 people with a gluten allergy who struggle to find access and afford gluten free food.
"stocking up on gluten free food during quarantine? --I am never going to financially recover from this." --meme
The cost of gluten free foods is no joke! Gluten free products are on average 183% higher in cost! In fact the four rolls I bought for Thanksgiving were $5.99. I bought 24 gluten filled rolls for the same cost. It honestly feels so financially draining to be gluten free sometimes.
resources for gluten free food assistance
- if you have a written diagnosis of celiac disease, you are eligible for certain tax deductions.
- if you receive food stamps or similar assistance, gluten free foods are eligible.
- avoiding buying pre packaged gluten free foods saves a TON of money (it's just not very practical for busy people!)
- non profit organizations that offer food help
gluten free food help
the non profit group, GigCares is sending packages to eligible families needing food assistance. they are truly wanting to help those families that need some extra help because they know that 75% of families struggle to afford gluten free foods.
get some help, give some help
head to the GigCares website now to download the application to have a gluten free care package sent to you. if you know of resources, please make sure to send an email to [email protected] to let us know so we can get it posted here.
PS We were never asked to post anything on GigCares. We know it's expensive to eat gluten free...that's why all of our recipes are five ingredients or less! We truly want to help others make gluten free eating more affordable.