All food items must be appropriately sealed / and prepackaged

WHAT CANNOT BE SENT: Pork products, Alcohol, Pornographic materials, liquid hand sanitizer, or Aerosol cans. Due to the extreme heat, chocolate is not mailed during the summer months.  Do not send products in glass containers (unless they are bubble-wrapped a few times. Package all food items that 
may leak in zip-lock bags. Put all liquid items in a zip-lock bag.


Canned Items
Canned fruit
Chicken and/or packs; pop-top
Peanut butter / Jelly
Tuna and/or packs (tuna in pouches are best)
Cajun seasoning
Garlic salt
Honey packs
Hot sauce
Salad dressings
Salsa (don’t forget the taco chips)
Salt/pepper, sugar packets
Sweet N Low
Ground Coffee (if they have a coffee-maker – be sure it’s unflavored ground coffee)
If you send coffee beans – be sure to send a coffee grinder
Tea / Hot Chocolate
Instant Cappuccino
Coffee creamer
Hot chocolate mixes
Instant coffee
Tea bags
Microwavable Foods (if they have a microwave)
Mac & Cheese
Brownie mix
Various mini dinners
Instant oatmeal
Instant soups / soups in pop-top containers
Powdered Drink Mix Singles
Crystal Light
Juice boxes
Propel, etc.
Snacking Foods
Beef Jerky / beef sticks, summer sausage
Cheese spreads / small Velveeta cheese blocks
Dry Cereal
Chex Mix
Crackers for snacking
Dried fruit
Energy bars / Cereal Bars / high protein bars /
Granola Bars
Fruit pies
Gum, Hard Candy wrapped (no chocolate in
Little Debbies & other snack cakes
Nuts (all kinds)
Pudding cups


Advil, Tylenol, Cold/Cough drops, Sinus Meds
Antibiotic Cream (Neosporin)
Anti-Bacterial Wipes
Baby Oil, Baby Powder
Baby Wipes
Bath mat
Bath/hand/wash towels (dark colors)
Blankets for cooler weather
Body Wash / soap (be sure to triple pack the soap and not put it near the food as it leaves the smell of soap on the food)
Clothes Pins/Line
Contact Lens Cleaner
Cotton Balls
Dental Floss
Disposable hand and feet warmers
DUSTING CLOTHS for removing the sand 
from everything and every surface
Eye Drops
Eyeglass Kit
Face Soap
Foot Inserts for boots
Foot/Boot Powder
Insect Repellent Wipes/ non aerosol spray with Deet (need in spring/summer)
Laundry Soap / Fabric Softener
Air FreshenerToiletries continued
Lotion for body and hand
Mattress toppers
Nasal Spray/Drops
Packaged Wet Ones / baby wipes
Pepto Bismol
Pillow with pillowcase
Pocket Size First-Aid Kit
Puma Stones for feet
Toenail/Fingernail Clippers
Toilet Paper
Tooth Paste / Tooth Brush
Tooth Picks
Twin Fitted dark sheets

Men: Razors, Shaving Cream in a tube, 
aftershave lotion (no fragrance)

Women: Panty Liners, feminine hygiene
products, conditioner, brush/comb hair
clips/bands, non-aerosol hair spray, 
hair gel
Suggested Snack Food & Miscellaneous Items
Suggested Clothing

Socks – white for PT; 
black for everyday wear 
with uniform

Men’s T-shirts and underwear 
(all sizes)

BROWN or GREEN colors 
for the T-SHIRT if 

Proper issued military t-shirts 
can also be acquired at Army 
Surplus stores.

Women’s sport bras and 
panties (all sizes)

Suggested Fun Time Materials

Balls: soccer ball, baseballs, basketballs, volley

ball sets, football

Batteries: AA- C -D -9 volt

Board Games

Playing Cards

CD Player with CDs / 
send batteries

Dart Board with darts

Disposable cameras

DVDs (you can tape from 
television too)
Electronic/Battery Hand 
held games (include
Greeting Cards they can 
send back home


Mag flashlight bulbs,
Mailing Envelopes 
(no stamps) / Pens with
Magazines (all kinds)
Mini Hand-held Fan or 
Water Misty fan
Nerf Balls
Packaged Poker Sets
Plastic bowls, spoons, 
forks, knives
Puzzle Books
Word Find Books
Sewing Kits
Small flash light for 
reading at night
Water guns
Zip Lock Bags & Plastic lock containers for sealing 
leftovers and personal items

In Memory of Sgt. Mateo

We are a combat engineer battalion that ensures the safe transportation of others throughout this country. We locate hazards like IED's in the roads and remove them for the safety of other military members and civilians. My unit is originally from Camp Pendleton, California. I am from Rock Hill, South Carolina. We thank you all for your support and God Bless you all! 
SSgt Dustin M. Ardolf
All care packages have been received with smiles. It's the things like receiving a care package from a family or receiving a letter from a child that makes this deployment more tolerable and gives us something to look forward to. 
Once again, thank you. 
A, L. Stanton
The banner of this website was donated by the family of a soldier who died while his country.  If you notice, he brought to life the tanks and machine gun fire to the website.