Keto Food Drive 2017
I’m organizing a keto (low carb) nonperishable food drive, both locally and nationally, to benefit our local food banks. The event runs from 10/25/17 to December 24th. Locally, in the Seattle area, I’ve designated Northwest Harvest as our beneficiary, while people in other cities will designate their own local food bank or charity as beneficiary. So far we have organizers in San Diego and Spokane, too.
My goal with this food drive is to provide highly nutritious, low carb and protein-rich foods for under-served populations so that they too can experience the health benefits of following a low carb or ketogenic diet.
Why am I doing this?
I’m a certified nutritionist with a masters degree in both nutrition and clinical health psychology and I’d given up on dieting since there seemed to be no good way to lose weight and keep it off without feeling tired, hungry, and miserable all the time.
Until a devastating car accident in 2014…
2.5 years ago, I was disabled in a serious car accident where I sustained a brain injury and crush injuries to my legs. No longer able to work, I resorted to getting food from my local food bank. A short time after, I adopted a keto diet in an attempt to heal my body. While I was grateful for the food from the food bank, most of it was high in sugar and refined carbohydrates, and frankly, not very healthful! Even though was difficult to stay on my keto diet because of the lack of low carb foods at the food bank, I managed to do so and experienced a remarkable health transformation and am now ready to give back to others that could benefit from this way of eating but lack access to the right kinds of food.
The healing power of the keto diet is sweeping the nation and world! It has just surpassed “paleo” as the number 1 diet search term online because people are experiencing dramatic weight loss and health transformations on this very low carb, high fat diet. Over the last 40 – 50 years, we’ve been told to fear fat, so we have over-consumed sugar and refined carbohydrates, which has lead to an epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and a long list of other chronic diseases. People are really excited to get to enjoy all those formerly forbidden foods, like bacon, butter, and steaks, and lose weight and regain their health.
How to Get Involved:
- Join our event on Facebook and invite your friends:
- Share on social media: #ketofooddrive
- Donate at your local designated drop-off location (see list below) OR donate at your local food bank
- Collaborate with your friends, family, co-workers to create a drive in your city.
- Celebrate at our Keto Friends-Giving Party on November 7th in NE Seattle:
Even More Info:
A Facebook live video I did with my story (first 5 – 10 min) and more info about the food drive:
The Low-Carb, Keto Food Drive Challenge!!
Posted by Carole Freeman on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Food Drop-off Locations
San Diego (coming soon)
Farmhouse Kitchen and Silo Bar, 477227 US-95, Ponderay, ID 83852
Jordan Sales and Service, 3200 W. Seltice, Post Falls, ID 83854
Republic Kitchen + Tap House, 120 E. 4th AVE, Post Falls, ID 83854
Kansas Food Bank Warehouse, 1919 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67211, (316) 265-FOOD 
Clear Chiropractic, 13128 Totem Lake Blvd, Ste 203, Kirkland, WA 98034
Eat Good Cafe, 24001 E. Mission Ave #190, Libery Lake, WA 99019
Clear Chiropractic, 16700 NE 79th St., Ste #101, Redmond, WA 98052
McKenna Integrative Counseling & Nutrition, North Lake Union – (Lower Wallingford), 1914 N 34th St. Suite 403, Seattle, WA 98103
Gateway Counseling Services, 140 S. Arthur Ste 665, Spokane, WA 99202
Wandering Table, 1242 W. Summit Pkwy, Spokane, WA 99201
The Yards Bruncheon, 1248 W. Summit Pkwy, Spokane, WA 99201
The Gilded Unicorn, 110 S. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99201
Do you want your location listed? Email: info@KetoCarole.com