As Celiac Awareness Month winds down, Mike and Cam reflect on some of their specific takeaways. They also discuss ways they believe that we as a community can amplify and focus our efforts to make celiac awareness resonate on a larger level and create ways to provide more support for those in need.
Many Americans have been struggling financially, trying to figure out a way to get food on the table. It's even more challenging for people who need to be on a gluten free diet and can't find safe food at their local pantry. Mend Hunger is there to lend a hand with "Pantry Direct," a program shipping safe gluten free food boxes nationally! Mike and Cam sit down with the founders and talk about how they have pivoted, from supporting folks locally to expanding their reach on a much larger scale.
Claire Baker, Senior Communications Director of Beyond Celiac, joins Mike and Cam to talk about some great initiatives going on at Beyond Celiac, including "Raise Your Voice" and their work toward identifying celiac disease in underserved communities, helping to support and diagnose people who might otherwise be left without answers.
May is Celiac Awareness Month, so Mike and Cam kick it off once again with their annual "Celiac State of the Union" podcast. Hear Mike and Cam's personal list of 5 things that they think have improved in the arena of celiac awareness, and 5 things that they both think need some work. Most importantly, Mike and Cam hope that this year, celiac awareness month will lead to some important improvements to those of us living with celiac disease!