Collection Drive/Care Package

We invite your school or civic group, your American Legion, VFW or auxiliary, or personal friend group to get involved in a collection drive in support of our military troops. The list below states the types of items needed. Donations can be gathered in decorated brown paper bags with personal notes of well wishes included or we accept the collection of individual items. These “treat bags” of items are a welcome gift for our troops while traveling, training or deployed.

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Care Package Needs
(Bolded items are staples that are needed on a regular basis.)

Food items:

  • Ziploc bags
  • Drink mix (Kool-Aid, lemonade, tea, Gatorade)
  • Granola bars, protein bars, cereal bars
  • Beef Jerky, Slim Jim’s
  • Tuna and chicken pouches
  • Cup of soup
  • Microwave meals
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Trail mix, nuts, sunflower seeds, dried fruit
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Potato chips, pretzels, cheese & crackers (in individual snack bags)
  • Fruit snacks
  • Pop tarts
  • Candy bars, hard candy
  • Gum

Toiletry items (travel size appreciated):

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Toothbrush covers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Feminine products
  • Shave gel
  • Razors (for men and women)


  • Lysol wipes, baby wipes
  • Laundry pods
  • Bug spray
  • Headphones
  • Hand warmers