How can you help our nonprofit send care packages to some of the most remote of the roughly 225,000 U.S. military troops serving overseas in 2017?

1) Donate Financially - Our greatest need is cash for our mailing costs. With no paid staff, we strive to maximize the use of donations. We are a 501(c)(3) charity, so your gifts are tax deductible. We accept checks to Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, P.O. Box 116691, Carrollton, TX 75011. You can donate via credit card through our Click and Pledge account.

2) Donate Goods - Our all-volunteer charity is based in the Dallas area, but receives product donations from across the USA for care packages for our Soldiers and Troops overseas. We kindly request that you contact us at support@airborneangelcadets.com before sending any care package goods.

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5/23/2013

Marines losing midrats - request meal replacement foods

Below is an email from a Marine pilot in Afghanistan who receives and distributes our care packages. He mentions that midnight meals are being phased out at their larger base. Soon we are told two hot meals will be the norm for all troops at the big bases, and often less than that at more remote outposts.

So for care package donors, we are trying to gather lots of energy/protein bars, shelf-stable microwavable meals (Hormel Compleats, Riviana Ready to Serve rice), ramen noodles, canned soups -meats - ravioli with pull-top lids, Mac'n'Cheese, etc.

Nancy, I think we have received all 79 boxes at this point.  Thank you so much again! ...  The Marines are amazed at the efficiency and generosity of everything we received.  I am going to work on getting some stuff out to the FOBs -

Very soon they are going to get rid of “midrats”, which is the meal from 2300-0100 at the chow hall.  Since we have 24 hour maintenance, a lot of our Marines work from 1800-0600 so that is like their lunch.  And for me I am flying at night so I usually eat at midrats too. 

Anyway, that may spark some ideas for requests for food items.  I think plasticware is always helpful too.  And the tortilla chips and salsa were a huge hit, because we don’t have any chips here.   JB