Food donation tour for those with digestive disorders visits Stamford
A food donation tour that specializes in foods for those with digestive disorders made a stop in Stamford today.
Kate Scarlata, a registered dietician, says she is on a mission to End Hunger Pain.
The Boston native is making stops at food pantries and other non-profits along the East Coast.
The food Scarlata brought today will be donated to Norwalk-based Food Rescue U.S.
From there, the nonprofit's Fairfield County chapter will distribute the items to the more than 100 social services agencies they help out.
Scarlata says she is bringing allergy friendly foods to pantries across the East Coast.
"We are bringing specialized foods, gluten free foods for individuals with celiacs disease and low FODMAP foods - which is a low fermentable carbohydrate for people with IBS," Scarlata says.
She says the cost of gluten free crackers or bread is on average two to three times more expensive for those suffering with digestive disorders, and it is a financial burden for people who are struggling to feed their families.