The Western New York Gluten Free Diet Support Group, Inc. (hence WNYGFDSG) is a member-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports individuals and families living with Celiac Disease (CD), Dermatitis Herpetiformis (DH) and gluten intolerance. The WNYGFDSG has been in existence for 28 years and is a growing and dynamic organization, drawing from a very large geographic area in Western New York. We have over 250 current members. This website lists our monthly meeting schedule, group dinners and social functions, as well as information about the upcoming events important to Celiacs and their supporters. Additionally, you can find information about Celiac Disease, Celiac testing, and Celiac Follow-up care.
If you would like to speak to someone from our group about Celiac Disease or other related issues, check the contact names and numbers for more personalized support. Need/wish to write to us?
Our email address is:
and our regular mailing address is:
WNY Gluten Free Diet Support Group, P.O. BOX 1835, Williamsville, NY 14231
Welcome to the Homepage of the Western NY Gluten-Free Diet Support Group, Inc.
Check out the many useful links on our site to help you enjoy living a healthy, Gluten-Free life.
Please click on the links at the top of our page to get detailed information about
upcoming meetings, dining events, information about our group, and help with the diet.
If the weather outside is frightful and you don't know if we are going to hold a meeting or dining event, just check with WIVB.com for the latest closings. We will post there if we need to cancel a meeting or event.
Reminder 2016 membership dues for the WNY Gluten Free Diet Support Group are still $15.00 per calendar year for current members and $20.00 for new members.
Please make your check payable to WNYGFDSG, Inc. in the amount of $15.00 or $20.00 (and any donation that you feel inclined to make),
Send it to:
WNY Gluten Free Diet Support Group
P.O. BOX 1835
Williamsville, NY 14231
You may also pay your dues at any of our support group meetings.
Your dues help promote celiac disease education and awareness in the Western New York area and also offer you many benefits.
- Receive the quarterly newsletter, filled with information about upcoming events, recipes, and articles of interest to our group.
- Enjoy discount admission to dining events throughout the year.
- Your dues help defray the costs involved in running the group, including: mailings, educational events, meetings, and this website.
Thank you for helping WNY Gluten Free Diet Support Group reach so many in our community.
Want to get the latest newsletter online?
WNYGFDSG is going green! We are looking for members to sign up and get the newsletter sent electronically, instead of printed and sent through the mail. You can save a tree, save our group money that can be spent on celiac awareness in our community, and you can stay informed! To switch to the electronic version (which you can print out if you prefer a hard copy), just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. and put newsletter in your subject. Once your membership in the group has been confirmed, you will be sent all newsletters to your email in a PDF format. The news will even get to you BEFORE we mail it out to the general membership! Give it a try, today.
Join us for our next Dining Event at Brookfield Country Club - Sunday, March 20, 2016
click here for a menu & reservation form
Wegmans Pub Open
Wegmans Transit Road store has completed an extensive renovation and an expansion that includes The Pub, a full service sit down restaurant. The great news is the extensive gluten free menu. The caution is that the GF menu items are said only to have no gluten containing ingredients but the possibility for cross contamination cannot be ruled out due to use of shared equipment; example the deep fat fryer is not dedicated to gluten free items. Bottom line — a gluten free diner must make his or her personal needs known and make decisions accordingly. (Note that the same inquiries need to be made at ALL restaurants.)
Shabtai Bakery is Back
Do you remember the delicious baked goods from Shabtai Bakery? Many wondered where they went. Their bakery was destroyed in Hurrican Sandy, 3 years ago. But Shabtai is now back in business, at least in a limited fashion for now. Please check out the following information and check them out on the web.
"As you know our bakery was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy 3 years ago. My father recently started baking again from his home and is offering his Rainbow Cookies and Devils Food Swiss Stix
in small batch productions.
His ultimate goal is to rent a small local bakery to start a larger scale gluten and dairy free production."