Bakery on Main has been around since late 2003. They started out by making gluten-free granola and expanded from there. Today they have a great product line that includes granola, instant oatmeal, and various types of granola bars. We all know that gluten-free products typically cost more than their gluten-filled counterparts, right? A lot of the higher price point has to do with the cost of ingredients and manufacturing procedures – dedicated facilities or taking measures to keep cross-contamination to a minimum. While I may cringe when I am in the check out lane, I feel a lot better about paying more for these products when I hear about stories like this. Read on for a press release that I received from Bakery on Main:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BAKERY ON MAIN ANNOUNCES OVER $20,000 IN CELIAC DONATIONS
Gluten Free Company Funds Celiac Research and Awareness
EAST HARTFORD, CONN. – Bakery On Main donated a total of $21,771.75 in 2011 to support various organizations that provide the celiac community with awareness, education, advocacy and research.
The organizations Bakery On Main support are the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, the Celiac Sprue Association (CSA), the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF), the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). In addition, Bakery On Main supported over 40 Celiac events nationwide in 2011 and already has 22 lined up for 2012.
Bakery On Main is especially dedicated to supporting the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center’s Annual Free Celiac Blood Screening for individuals who would otherwise not have access to this service and the Gluten-Free Care Package Program for newly diagnosed celiacs.
CSA and CDF are non-profit organizations that are dedicated to helping individuals with Celiac Disease through education, awareness and support. Bakery On Main provided support to these organizations through participation in celiac awareness and educational events.
Bakery On Main sponsors GIG events and makes donations to the organization’s Celiac Camps. Their mission is to provide support to people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and other gluten sensitivities in order to live healthy lives.
Bakery On Main works with NFCA to help them facilitate research, education, and early diagnosis. To support these goals, Bakery On Main sponsored a brochure with diagnostic testing information and a detailed symptoms checklist which was distributed throughout pharmacies, doctor’s offices and supermarkets nationwide.
Nothing makes my heart warmer than hearing about a company that gives back to the community. Getting the word out about Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet is more important now than ever. While more & more people are being diagnosed, the majority of people with celiac disease remain undiagnosed. Celiac Disease can cause more damage to the body than just showing up as uncomfortable GI symptoms or a skin rash, so getting properly diagnosed is not a joke. Do what you can to spread the word & raise awareness – share this article with your friends and family.