GIG of Whidbey Island



GIG Programs:
- GF Products
- GF Restaurants
- GF Food Service
- GF Recipes


Coyla Shepard
Branch Manager

Sydney Anderson
Co-Branch Manager

Kate Steele
Manager Assistant


Mission Statement:

GIG of Whidbey Island® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Mission is to provide support to persons with gluten intolerances, including celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis and gluten sensitivities to live healthy lives.


The Whidbey Island Gluten Intolerance Group is based in Freeland, Washington and serves the communities throughout the island from Clinton in the south to Oak Harbor in the north.

Recent History:

The Whidbey Island Gluten Intolerance Group informally formed in September 2007 with 12 people in attendance, and in a short period of time has grown to over 60 families represented. In April 2008, we joined GIG as an official branch to the national organization.

The Goals of our group include:

  1. To educate people in the community about gluten intolerance and encourage those with symptoms to seek diagnosis
  2. To gain support for gluten free products and services in our locale
  3. To share our concerns, recipes, resources, and successes in living withthis healthful lifestyle


The group meets on a monthly basis with occasional guest speakers talking about various issues affecting those with gluten intolerance as well as informal gatherings to get to know each other and share information and concerns.


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