"Operation Care Package" started as a way to send not only some treats to the troops serving in places like Afghanistan or Korea, but things they can really use, like toothpaste or one they really love - baby wipes.
"You might go weeks without a shower, so those baby wipes come in handy," says Tobrin Hewitt with the Red Cross.
Hewsitt says they include some canned food and other things that can stand up to the long journey and give those who are on the toughest duties a break from those tightly-sealed "MREs."
"Raviolis, spaghetti, chili," says Hewiit. "Something that's a little bit different than what they've been getting."
Operation Care Package has even teamed up with the Corporal Charles Palmer Troop Support foundation down in Manteca. The group, which will spend a very long day at the Roseville Auto Mall packing a semi-trailer full of these boxes, knows some of them will also go to deserving people right here in our area, including homeless veterans and seniors.