Seven percent of the population have to be gluten free (celiac (1%) and non-celiac gluten sensitivity(6%)).
It is estimated that 83% of Americans with celiac disease are undiagnosed. (These facts came from Beyond Celiac website.)
Type 1 diabetes effects 3 million people in this country 6% of those also have celiac disease, (University of Chicago Medicine)! According to the CDC 9% of the US population has diabetes.
Heart disease is the number 1 killer in the US and according to the CDC almost 12% of the US population are diagnosed with heart disease. About 4% of our population suffers from food allergies according the WebMD's (http://wb.md/2s7O31z).
According to FARE there are roughly two kids in every classroom with food allergies (https://www.foodallergy.org/facts-and-stats)!
We have quickly expanded to 11 pantries in Montgomery County and 1 in Bucks County. We have been able to secure quarterly donations from manufacturers of this type of food. Donors like Ronzoni (gluten free pasta), Bakery on Main, Enjoy Life, Miracle Noodles, etc.