Suggested items for bags:

  • Beef jerky (even if your teeth are junk you can suck on this until it’s mush and still get the protein)
  • Breakfast bars or cereal bars (they do crumble but you can still eat them)
  • Chocolate (sure it may melt, melted chocolate tastes good)
  • Mints/hard candy (gum is hard for the dentally challenged)
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Raisins/dried fruit
  • Snack cups/applesauce/pudding cups
  • Tuna/chicken salad cracker kits
  • Water
  • Bandaids (big ones to cover blisters are nice)
  • Deodorant (often already have or can get free)
  • EmergenC, Airborne, chewable multivitamins (if you aren’t eating or sleeping right you are more likely to get sick, also food is very accessible in this country, but often it is not the most nutritious)
  • Lip balm/chapstick
  • Socks
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Pocket Tissues
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (often already have or can get free, toothbrushes with covers are nice)
  • Wet wipes
  • Q-tips

Information taken from http://morewithlessmom.com/2015/11/18/real-deal-care-packages-for-homeless/