Picture this: you don't have enough money to purchase food, something that is vital to keep you alive. You have to rely on government assistance, however as a result of your food allergies you're unable to eat any of the food given to you through the program.
hile you are thankful for the support, you continue to go hungry in fear of eating something that will make you extremely sick, or worst case scenario could lead to your death. For many living in poverty, this is their reality. The majority of the food staples provided through the WIC federal nutrition plan lack options for those with allergy-friendly choices, leaving those with serious food allergies with only a few items they can safely eat. The Food Equality Initiative is working to create food banks stocked with items that are safe for those with food allergies and celiac disease. Read more here.