Hurricane Michael Aftermath: How to Help Food Allergy Families in Florida

Our hearts go out to all the victims of Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida panhandle recently. Many people have reached out to FARE to ask how they can help families managing food allergies in the affected areas.

FARE has spoken with Feeding the Gulf Coast, one of the organization on the ground providing food. Monetary donations and/or boxes of allergy-friendly foods are welcomed.

You can send donations in the form of food allergy products directly to the food bank warehouse (address below) and clearly mark them as FOOD-ALLERGY FRIENDLY. Items must be shelf-stable, not require cooking, and be easy to open (such as pull tops).

Feeding the Gulf Coast
5709 Industrial Blvd.
Milton, FL 32583

Recommended items

  • Canned ready-to-eat items with pull tops (fruit, beans, vegetables)
  • Protein in pouches or pull-top cans (tuna, canned chicken)
  • Peanut butter substitutes
  • Milk substitutes
  • Cereal
  • Snacks: granola/breakfast bars, crackers, fruit snacks/dried fruit
  • Hypoallergenic formula
  • Paper goods
  • Plastic utensils

For those seeking food assistance, call (888) 704-FOOD.