During this difficult time, everybody is rushing out of their homes to the supermarkets to stock up on food and household goods. There’s normally enough to go around under usual circumstances, but during a crisis, people kick into panic-buying mode taking way more than their fair share. People with Celiac disease and living gluten-free lifestyles are especially being hard hit because there are already so little products on the shelf for them.
Chef Lila Colello, the owner of Flakely Gluten-Free, a Celiac disease sufferer herself, is making sure gluten-free people are not being left behind. She’s ramped up production and touch-free delivery efforts to service customers at home with gluten-free bread and croissants in the Philadelphia and South Jersey areas. Even going so far to meet in supermarket parking lots, putting their box of goods on the car hood (wearing gloves of course), and walking a comfortable six feet away.
“I’m taking this situation very seriously,” says Colello. “It’s been so rewarding to get bread to celiac folks and their families when no one can find food on the shelves!”