Care Package Collection for Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

Saturday, November 7, 2020

9:00AM to 1:00PM



The Military Ministry is partnering with the West Point Parents Group to send care packages to deployed troops in Iraq & Afghanistan. During October, please shop for the items on the shopping list below.  On Nov 7, 9:00-11:00 am, you can drive to NPC, pop your trunk, and a team will be ready to collect your items. For those who want to participate, we’ll pack the items 11:00-1:00 and get them ready for shipment.  This activity is open to all! 


Please contact Liz Martin at or (202) 537-7540 to volunteer for the packing of items.


Shopping list suggestions:

Peanut butter, Nutella

Crackers (Carr’s, peanut butter, cheese, cheese-its, etc.)

Protein bars, Trail mix (individual pkgs)

Jerky (pepperoni, turkey or beef—no pork)

Drink mix flavoring for water (individual packets)

Fruit snacks and dried fruit

Ready-made meals (microwave pastas with Velveeta cheese packets, etc.)

Popcorn, Seeds & Nuts


Tuna or chicken pouches

Candy or gum

Playing cards

Magazines (Sports illustrated, People, Field & Stream—current issues)

Comics, crossword puzzles, puzzle books

Toiletries: lip balm, baby wipes, deodorant (travel size, non-aerosol), powder (travel size), sunscreen (travel size, non-aerosol)

Hand warmers and/or Socks

Mechanical pencils

Batteries (AA and/or AAA)


**Hand-made cards or hand-written letters—cards from kids are well loved