"I want to thank you and your daughter, Rachel, for turning a difficult time in your life into a way to bless others! There are many food pantries that serve needs in the Philadelphia area, but you are the only one that serves families with food allergies/sensitivities. And you have it organized in such a way that it is so easy to find items that are safe for each person. Your kindness is a great help to those who incur the extra, high expense of providing these specialty items for their families. I know from our experience that having family members with food sensitivities more than doubled our grocery bill! Thank you for being an avenue of blessing to our family. May God bless you in return for your kindness."
"We are a family of 6, my husband and I have 2 boys and 2 girls all under the age of 9. I have had digestive issues for years, but it wasn't until recently that I was referred to a gastroenterologist who determined I had severe gluten intolerance. 3 of our kids have similar symptoms. Being a family who already has food insecurity the very thought of a gluten free household was overwhelming. I began researching alternative food choices and in desperation I googled "gluten free food bank" and The Rachel Way popped up on my screen and I almost screamed with joy when I saw it was so close by!
The Rachel Way food pantry has been a life saver for our family during this transition. We have been able to provide meals and snacks for our family where otherwise we wouldn't have been able to afford to make this huge dietary change."
"What an exceptional pantry! Rachel's Way lends a hand to so many people who need and may otherwise not have an opportunity to experience and learn the benefits of gluten free food products. Their caring and warm way of welcoming and sharing with people are testaments of the God's grace that dwell within them!
Thank you Rachel's Way for being a blessing to the community!"
- Kim & Tiffany
"I started going to The Rachel Way after meeting Heather at the Gluten Free Expo. My son and I both have a gluten intolerance and have been eating gluten free for the past several years. I realized how much money was being spent with all the gluten free food I had to purchased. We were struggling financially to fit gluten free foods into our grocery budget. There were many times I wouldn't buy my sons favorite snacks because it would put me over my budget.
The Rachel Way has helped me by providing gluten free food for my family for free! As a mother you want to give your kids everything they need and The Rachel Way has helped me with that desire. My 7 year old loves being able to "shop" at the pantry because he never hears me say, "We can't get that today." or "Let's wait until it goes on sale." The Rachel Way has been a huge blessing for us with being able to fill up our pantry at home and not having to worry about the health of my son because he doesn't have to eat anything with gluten!
One thing I like about The Rachel Way is having the variety of gluten free foods. I can try something new that's gluten free and not worry about the cost. One thing my son loves about The Rachel Way is his favorites are always there...like Van's cheese crackers! We jokingly say that Miss Heather must really love him because she always listens and provides what he would like to see in the pantry. With that said I notice that our local stores may not carry a certain product that we love but Heather always goes that extra mile to find it for us!
I talk so highly of The Rachel Way because I feel like it's family friendly. They have been times when I take my three kids with me to shop. They know that the pantry has pops and bottle water for them while I "shop".
I would recommend The Rachel Way to people who need gluten free (& dairy free) food options for them or their family without breaking the bank."
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Please Note: I do not provide the services of a licensed dietician or nutritionist, information received should not be seen as medical or nursing advice and is not meant to take the place of seeing licensed health professionals.