Brookshire's in Tyler will be joining forces the U.S. Soldiers Foundation to prepare and send care packages to U.S. troops overseas.
Brookshire's on Roseland Blvd will be taking names and addresses of relatives or friends stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Suggested items for the packages include:
snack foods (crackers, cookies, cereal bars, nutrigrain bars, etc), lotions, non perishables, beef jerky, drink mixes, flip flops, hard candy, sheets, pillowcases, blistex, toothbrushes, dental floss, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, playing cards, shower gel, gum, canned tuna and chicken.
Other items requested are:
Magazines, crossword puzzles, etc, easy open lids, unscented items, no pork products, and no chocolate.
When making a care package, Brookshire's recommends to put any liquid, cream or lotion in a zip lock bag.