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"A Night to Care” gala to support efforts that tackle food insecurity in the gluten-free community – press release

"A Night to Care” gala to support efforts that tackle food insecurity in the gluten-free community – press release
The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), one of the largest nonprofit gluten-free advocacy organizations and GIG Cares, a nonprofit organization tackling food insecurity in the gluten-free community, are hosting a “A Night to Care” gala on August 27th in Tacoma, WA. The Night to Care gala is an evening of food and entertainment with both silent and live auctions. Auction items include VIP tickets to a Seattle Mariners game, a NASCAR driving experience, a trip to Iceland and more. The auction will be both in-person and online for those unable to attend. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at gigcares.org.

AUBURN, Wash. (June 28, 2022)—The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), one of the largest nonprofit gluten-free advocacy organizations and GIG Cares, a nonprofit organization tackling challenges facing the gluten-free communityare hosting a “A Night to Care,” an evening gala to raise funds to support a variety of programs for families living gluten-free. The gala is being held at the Historic 1625 Tacoma Place in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. PT. The event’s goal is to raise funds to expand GIG Cares initiatives that include GIG Cares’ Cutting Costs food relief program, Generation GF programs for gluten-free children and teens, support groups for the gluten-free community and more. All these programs accelerate GIG Cares’ mission to cultivate positive connections in the gluten-free community.

As an independent organization, GIG Cares supports the basic needs of the gluten-free community, starting with providing food assistance for individuals and families facing gluten-free food insecurity. Through a financial grant from GIG and donations in support of families and children with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, GIG Cares’ monthly boxes of food contain Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) certified, safe gluten-free products. Since December, GIG Cares has distributed nearly 1,000 Cutting Costs boxes to families nationwide.

Additionally, GIG Cares helps kids, teens and young adults navigate celiac disease and gluten sensitivity through its Generation GF program. Generation GF provides educational resources to make their gluten-free journey easier though mentorship programs, summer camps, kid-approved gluten-free recipes and more.

The Night to Care gala is an evening of food and entertainment with both silent and live auctions. Auction items include VIP tickets to a Seattle Mariners game, a NASCAR driving experience, a trip to Iceland and more. The auction will be both in-person and online for those unable to attend.

“We’re grateful for the continued support of all those contributing that make these much-needed programs possible,” said Channon Quinn, CEO of GIG Cares. “Thank you in advance to those who can attend this gala or participate in the charitable auctions. That support will make it possible to continue to expand our operation to ensure that no one goes hungry due to the cost of gluten-free food and positivity is cultivated through our other programs designed to connect the gluten-free community.”

For more information and to register, visit: https://gluten.org/a-night-to-care/.  

About GIG Cares

GIG Cares is an action-oriented organization driving grassroots efforts aimed at tackling the biggest challenges facing the gluten-free community. Born through a partnership between the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), a 48-year-old institution in the gluten-free community, GIG Cares is an independent organization on a mission to tackle the fundamental needs of the gluten-free community, starting with food insecurity. Donations to support GIG Cares and expand this mission can be made through GIG at this website: https://gluten.org/donate/.

About the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)

The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association funded by private donations, sponsorship opportunities and food safety programs. It relies on tax-deductible contributions to support its many innovative industry, service, social and awareness programs. GIG has been a highly respected leader in the gluten-free community since it was founded in 1974. In addition to more than 80 local support groups across the United States, GIG has increased its presence internationally to 50 countries. GIG’s mission is to make life easier for everyone living gluten-free and it does this through consumer support, education and its food safety programs. The Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of GIG, is a leader in the verification of quality, integrity and purity of gluten-free products. The Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) program is a proven model of established best practices for foodservice facilities offering gluten-free options. GIG is committed to ongoing food safety research to assure customers and consumers the highest level of excellence in its gluten-free programs and services. For information, visit www.gluten.org.

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