The gluten-free community is strong, powerful—and in our opinion, in need of greater unity. As a guiding force in the gluten-free community, the Gluten Intolerance Group is developing this network to work together for information-sharing, to build comradery, and powerful team efforts. We are stronger together. Is your interest piqued? Let’s dive in.
WHO IS THIS NETWORK FOR?
Influencers with a stake the gluten-free community, including advocates, bloggers, freelance writers, magazine editors, Facebook group moderators, recipe developers, food/restaurant critics, Instagram influencers, medical writers, support group leaders, and more. If you are passionate about advocating for the gluten-free community, we want to hear from you!
WHAT’S THE POINT?
The GIG GF Community Network will be a source for sharing resources and fact-based information on the hot topics in our community, a venue for discussing key points of interest, a platform where common goals can be achieved, and a support system for our community members. Our goal is to create a conversation, build each other up, and work to become a unified voice for the gluten-free community.
WHY IS GIG DOING THIS?
The Gluten Intolerance Group’s roots in the gluten-free community began 45 years ago! We pride ourselves on being a “boots-on-the-ground" organization, advocating for the gluten-free community in the here and now. Our organization operates 86 support across the country (and even internationally), has a robust kids program, and is passionate about educating the world about gluten-related disorders and living gluten-free. We are also passionate about making sure that gluten-free food is safe - from research on the safety of ingredients to the testing and certification of packaged food products and food services, we are fighting to keep the gluten-free community safe every day.
As we aggressively approach our fifth decade in service to the gluten-free community, we want to ensure that we are listening to the newer voices in our gluten-free community and supporting those who passionately advocate along with us.
WHATS THE BENEFIT OF JOINING?
You will become a member of a powerful network of like-minded individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience. The potential for information sharing and relationship building is great, both with GIG and the other community members. In addition, GIG will give our community network members the opportunity to get in front of our audience along with unprecedented access into our programs – like reaching into our support groups, asking questions of our expert staff of dietitians and food safety experts, and learning more about what’s going on and how things work in our GFCO and GFFS programs.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
The GIG Community Network will launch in February 2020 with a limited number of community members. Applications are now being accepted to become a part of this network. Selection will be based on a number of factors, including the influencer’s genre and focus, as we are looking to develop a diverse group of passionate individuals from differing backgrounds. Applicants, please expect an interview with our staff, which will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions and provide suggestions. Details for how the group will operate will be discussed at this time.
HOW DO I APPLY?