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D FFA/FBLA Combine Service Efforts for Big Red Battlefield Boxes uring the month of November the Litchfield FFA and FBLA clubs will be collecting items and mon- ey for the Big Red Battlefield Boxes project. This Project collects items to be shipped overseas to our military personnel. A list of items that are accepted is included, however, if you would like to make mon- etary donations to help cover shipping costs that will be accepted as well. Donations will be accepted until November 20 th . If you have any questions you may contact Brian Johnson at the school. A list of items that will be collected and shipped are listed below. Food & Snack Items  Gum, Lifesavers, Mints (blister pack gum is best because of the intense heat)  Fruit: individual serving size cans of fruit, dried fruit (plastic cups may open during shipping and are discouraged)  Nuts, sunflower seed, peanuts, trail mix  Power bars protein bars, nutritional bars  Beef jerky, beef summer sausage (non-perishable; labeled USDA Beef)  Single-serving bags of snacks, crackers, chips, snack mixes  Pop Tarts, cereal bars, “milk & cereal” bars, granola bars  Ramen Noodles, Cup-O-Noodles serving cups  Ravioli and other canned ready-to-eat meals (canned or Styrofoam single servings are best)  Tuna lunch kits (includes foil pouch of tuna, crackers and condiments in each single-serving kit)  Canned sardines, smoked oysters  Torengos nacho-style chips and canned nacho cheese dip  Jalapeno Velveeta and crackers  Taco Bell Sause Packets  Seasoning salts, flavoring salts  Pork and pork by-products are not allowed to be shipped to most Middle East combat locations. Please send non-perishable foods only. Single-serving package sizes are preferred; large packages won’t stay fresh and are harder to ship. If you can stuff it in your pocket and it’s not going to spoil or melt during the summer season it’s a good thing to send. Beverage Items  Coffee, coffee mixes, tea  Hot cocoa mix  Lemonade mix, Kool Ade mix, Tang, Iced Tea mix  Gatorade mix (powdered only)  Crystal light (or other brand) flavor packets  Sugar and creamer packets for coffee  Liquids cannot be shipped Clothing Items  Cotton Socks (black, green or white)  Underwear and T-shirts  important to be 100% cotton. Communication Items  Envelopes, paper, pens  Small pads of paper  Pocket size Notebooks Drawing pads  Personal Care Items  Sunblock (no aerosol cans)  Throat Lozenges  Eye Drops (to relieve dry eye, not redness)  Sticks of Blistex, chapstick, carmex  Toothbrushes  Plastic bottles of toothpaste (no tubes) Recreational Items  Hacky Sacks, Tennis Balls  Deck of Cards  Hand-held games  DVD’s/CD’s  Portable DVD players  Current magazines  Paperback books Body Wipes & Hand Sanitizers  Baby wipes for personal hygiene  Liquid body wash  Liquid hand sanitizers  Disposable hand sanitizing wipes Foot Care Items  Boot liners/insoles  Odor eaters for boots  Lotrimin AF or Tinactin for athletes foot  Medicated Foot pads/moleskin  Please purchase small or travel-size items for personal care.