GIG Cares Fights Food Insecurity

The cost of gluten-free food has risen in recent months. GIG Cares is hosting “A Night to Care,” an in-person and virtual fundraiser to help.

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Courtesy of GIG

Auburn, WADue to rising inflation and major global crises, GIG Cares has reported an increase in demand for its food assistance program. This initiative, the Cutting Costs program, sends boxes of gluten-free food to food-insecure persons. To boost its efforts to access more funding, GIG Cares is hosting “A Night to Care,” an in-person and virtual fundraiser on Saturday, August 27, at 6:30 p.m. PT. 

The food boxes, sent once per month to those who apply and qualify, contain high-quality, Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO)-certified food items. Every package assists those struggling to afford groceries, particularly more expensive, gluten-free foods.

GIG Cares Raises Awareness About Gluten-Free Needs & Food Insecurity:

  • Nearly 25% of U.S. households have at least one person eating gluten-free.
  • Gluten-free food costs 183% more than gluten-containing foods.
  • Food insecurity affects one in six people who need to be gluten-free.
  • 75% cannot afford their diet. 
  • More than 1,000 Cutting Costs boxes have been shipped since December.

The in-person “A Night to Care” event will be held at the Historic 1625 Tacoma Place in Tacoma, Washington. The night includes a four-course gluten-free dinner and silent and live auctions. Those attending the event online will still be able to participate. Donations raised will support GIG Cares initiatives. For registration details, visit here by August 12, 2022.

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