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Support Our Troops - How to Gather Their Favorite Foods

Whether we agree with current foreign policy or not, our military troops need our support and kindness. After all, they are in harmís way as they represent and defend freedom.

Imagine being thousands of miles away from loved ones, in a foreign country with no familiar surroundings. What would be on your list of "boy I sure miss" foods for a care package from home?

Below is a list our troops need and/or request the most. Sending troops a care package lifts morale and lets them know of our support for our troops.

How do you gather these items?

  • A fun way is for communities, schools, church groups, etc., to organize a Neighborhood or City Wide Scavenger Hunt or a Support Our Troops Specialty Food Drive.

  • List the food items below and assign points values to the ones most difficult to obtain, or most wanted.

  • Turn your teams loose, with prizes awarded at the end.

  • Get local businesses to host different teams as a means of showing Their Support.

  • Accept donations for shipping costs.

  • Or send food care packages to our troops as a family or small group of friends -- just use this list as a guide.

  • Bold font indicates Troops Most Needed and Requested Food Items:

  • Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Beef Jerky / Slim Jims
  • Hard Pretzels
  • Wrapped gum and hard candy
  • Granola bars and Power bars
  • Small packs of Fig Newtons, Oreos, Cheese-Its
  • Trail mix, dried fruit
  • Ramen Noodles / Cup-o-Soup (just add water)
  • Salted peanuts or mixed nuts
  • Tea bags, Hot Chocolate packets
  • Salted Pumpkin seeds / Sunflower seeds
  • Ready-to-eat Pudding, Jello, fruit cups
  • Girls Scout cookies (chocolate will melt in the summer!)
  • No Chocolate (April-Sept) - it will melt!
  • Gatorade / Kool-Aid / Crystal Light (Instant drink mixes)
  • Cheese and Cracker packs
  • Chex Mix
  • Condiments and spices
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Tuna in pouches
  • Salad dressing (plastic bottles only)
  • Cereal (small individual boxes)
  • Rice Krispie Treats

  • Multiply the impact - encourage your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to send care packages to our troops. Encourage them to use these kindness motivation tips to make a difference in the lives of the people fighting for our freedom!

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