Gluten Intolerance Group of Long Island

Branch Leadership Team

Les Doti, Branch Manager
Barbara Pepitone, Co-Manager
Jim Ellingham, Treasurer
Fan Watins, Secretary
Barbara Bonnavoglia, Restaurant Coordinator
Les Doti, 101 Class Instructor
GIG of Long Island P.O.Box 13, Kings Park, NY 11754
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We are planning our sixth Vendor Fair for the weekend of April 27 and 28, 2013 at the IBEW Hall. It has been a very successful event and fundraiser and we all look forward to it. Details will follow.

Welcome to the Gluten Intolerance Group of Long Island!

Gluten Intolerance Group of Long Island, formally known as Suffolk County Celiacs, is a branch of The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, also known as GIGNA, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Mission is to provide education and support to persons suffering with gluten intolerances, including celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis and gluten sensitivities. In addition, it is our goal to support doctor education, medical research and community awareness in order to make a gluten free diet easier to follow and help Celiacs to live healthy lives.

See informative article on celiac disease.



The Gluten Intolerance Group of Long Island meets the first Wednesday of each month (except January and August) at:

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW Local 25)
370 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY
December   Annual Holiday Party  
January   No meeting  
February 7:30 PM Regular Meeting  Ann Lee from Schar
March 7:30 PM Regular Meeting  Dr. Peter Green From CDC Columbia University
April      Dr. Guandalini from Stony Brook medical Center