The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Partners with Walmart for Gluten-Free Pantry Raid


Contact: Cheryl McEvoy
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AMBLER, Pa. (August 27, 2012) - The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (, a national nonprofit dedicated to increasing diagnoses and improving quality of life for those with gluten-related disorders, announced today that it has partnered with Walmart to give one lucky winner a gluten-free pantry makeover.

NFCA logo NFCA’s inaugural Gluten-Free Pantry Raid sweepstakes offers the chance to win a $500 gluten-free shopping spree at Walmart led by NFCA Founder & President Alice Bast. The Grand Prize winner will also receive an in-home consultation with Bast and an expert dietitian who will offer tips for organizing, storing and preparing gluten-free food. The total prize is valued at $3,000.

“This is the first ever shopping spree to focus solely on gluten-free food. It’s a testament to the work we’ve done to increase the availability and affordability of gluten-free options,” said Bast. “We thank Walmart for recognizing the needs of celiac and gluten sensitive customers. This will be the shopping trip of a lifetime!”

An estimated 3 million Americans have celiac disease and an estimated 18 million Americans have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Both conditions require a strict, lifelong gluten-free diet.

NFCA will film the gluten-free shopping spree and pantry makeover for an educational video to be posted on the organization’s YouTube channel. The video will teach viewers how to read food labels, identify gluten-free foods and avoid accidental gluten exposure in the kitchen.

The Gluten-Free Pantry Raid is open to all U.S. residents who enter by August 31, 2012. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on September 13, 2012 – Celiac Awareness Day.

Donations raised through the Gluten-Free Pantry Raid will support NFCA’s vital initiatives, including gluten-free restaurant training, healthcare education and free resources for the public. The sweepstakes is sponsored in part by Crunchmaster, Cabot Creamery and Glutino.

To enter the Gluten-Free Pantry Raid, visit

About the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
Through empowerment, education and advocacy, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet. For more information, please visit