That’s so nice to hearI looked up various contacts and volunteer hubs suggested on here, but the trouble is that we are simply too young (even for Iceland). We live in an area with a very high proportion of elderly people (possibly the highest in the country) so all these services are struggling to meet demand and are not making any exceptions, at all.
I was so so depressed and just knew that I would have to go back to the supermarket, which I was dreading. And then yesterday - almost miraculously - I got a phone call. Now OH used to be (in another life) on the local Parish Council and he had kept in touch, so the office had seen his decline. They phoned me to say they were sorting out food boxes for the vulnerable and asking if I had received the letter from the government. I explained that we didnt qualify because we were too young and OH does not have a diagnosis and she said, did we want a food box anyway because they knew how unwell he was? I just cried on the phone. The food box got left outside the door later on in the day and it meant I wont have to go to the supermarket again this weekend. It doesnt solve the problem of the gluten free bread, but the carer is coming back on Monday and said she would pick up a gluten free loaf on the way (she gets priority). I cant describe how happy it made me feel going through that box.
Oh sigh indeed. Hope you get something sorted going forward.I had previously looked at Doves Farm when I was trying to get GF bread flour, @annebythesea The problems is that OH is very inflexible about what he eats for lunch - if it isnt a sandwich, he wont eat anything (sigh). Ive tried him with oat bars, rice cakes and salad, but if its not a sandwich its no go. I was naughty and stockpiled GF pasta, so its only really the bread thats the problem now. As Im now OK for the rest of the food for this coming week Im hoping that I can ask someone to get bread for him. I mightbe able to persuade him to eat bagels or even muffins, in a pinch if there is nothing else.
Apparently there is no shortage of grain for milling but the mills could not keep up with the demand during the last 3 weeks in March which has caused a back-log, I would try checking Shipton Mill regularly as they are taking e-mails for delivery slots each day and say that they should soon have their whole range available.I had a look at their website @reedysue and got quite excited until I noticed that all their GF flour was temporarily unavailable. I had a look through their other flour and I dont think that they have any flour at all available - even the ones under the category"currently available" were actually unavailable when you looked at them.
I have a nasty feeling that there is no flour at all along the supply chain