Learn more about our mission below, and find out how you can help.

What is the Gluten-Free Foodbank?

The Gluten-Free Food Bank is a division of the National Celiac Association. Our primary focus includes soliciting food donations and financial support to:

  • Provide education related to the needs of individuals with a medical requirement to eat gluten-free.
  • Advocate for the provision of gluten-free food assistance for these individuals.
  • Distribute gluten-free food staples to food pantries in Eastern Massachusetts.
We primarily rely on donated food items and therefore our ability to distribute food is dependent on our current level of donations.

The Problem:

Gluten-free food is often four to six times as expensive as the regular equivalent. This means that for some individuals and families a medical diagnosis requiring a gluten-free diet can lead to a severe strain on financial resources. Gluten-free food is rarely available at food pantries, leaving few options for getting affordable, safe hunger relief.

“My nine year old daughter… was recently diagnosed with Celiac. The prices are so expensive for these products. We are a family of 5 and shopping for 2 different lists is tough and costly.” Gluten-Free Foodbank Client

Our Solution:

With the help of our sponsors, volunteers, and donations from the community, we distribute gluten-free foods to pantries.

“There is no single greater contribution than to feed another human being, particularly a person with restricted diet due to allergies.”Dr. Wendie Trubow, president of NCA

Participating Food Banks

View the current list of participating food pantries.

Ways to Help

From donations to volunteerism to sponsorship, you can make a difference for people in need of gluten-free food assistance. Click here to see a full list of our generous supporters.

Ways to Help
“Being able to afford safe, gluten-free food is a challenge for many people with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders. By providing safe food through the Gluten-Free Foodbank, NCA is providing a vital service to less fortunate members of our celiac community, which is well worth our support.”Susie Flaherty, Center for Celiac Research and Treatment, MGH for Children

Connect with Us

Mailing Address:
The Gluten Free Food Bank
20 Pickering St
Needham, MA 02492
Shipping address provided upon request

Email: glutenfreefoodbank@nationalceliac.org

Spread the Word

Print, post and share this informative Gluten-Free Food Bank PDF flyer to raise community awareness.

GF Food Assistance Guide

Download the guide for food assistance organizations to learn about providing GF food to those in need.