Deployed Military Care Packages
for Service Members

Caring for our nation's service members is an important mission for the members of St. Luke's United Church of Christ. We work with the USO to send at least twenty to thirty Care packages two to three times a year. 

If you would like to help support this important mission to those actively deployed through monetary donations, donations of items that go into the Care packages or hands on assembly of the packages contact Janice Benz our co-ordinator of the Military Care Packages Ministry.

Suggested Items for the Military Care Packages:


  • Snack bars

  • Small, hard containers of snacks

  • Snack cakes

  • Cheese crackers

  • Candy (avoid chocolate)

  • Gum

  • Sunflower seeds

  • Nuts

  • Trail mix

  • Chips of any kind

  • Gummies

Food & Drink

  • Ramen Noodles

  • Seasoning salt

  • Hot sauce

  • Flavoring packets for water

  • Individual packets of condiments

  • Powdered drink mix

  • Energy bars

  • Tuna fish

  • Sardines

  • Beef Jerky

  • Summer Sausage

  • Instant Mac and Cheese

  • Tea bags

  • Peanut butter

  • Coffee Whole Bean or Ground

  • Red Bull

  • Monster Energy Drinks

  • V8

  • Perrier

  • Gatorade



  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

  • Shaving lotion

  • Disposable razors

  • Shampoo

  • Mouthwash

  • Baby wipes

  • Lip Balm/gloss

  • Lotion

  • Pain relievers

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Eye drops

  • Foot powder

  • Sunscreen

  • Glass cleaner or lens cleaning cloths (for cleaning sand off their glasses)

  • Axe Body Spray

  • Finger nail clippers

  • Q-Tips

Entertainment & Other Items

  • Letter writing supplies

  • Frisbies/balls

  • Holiday decorations

  • Board games

  • Cards

  • Books

  • Journals (Pilot Precise is often requested)

  • V5 Stick Rolling Ball Pens

  • Ankle socks, boot socks, and work gloves. 

  • AAA batteries are also in demand

  • Cozy Shower Towels