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Operation Yellow Ribbon Teams Up with ShopRite to Send Care Packages to Troops


Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey is partnering with the Ravitz Family Markets and their five local ShopRite stores to send care packages to the troops serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Jordan. Ravitz FamilyMarkets is sponsoring the drive to collect food and other items. Last year, Operation Yellow Ribbon along with Ravitz customers and staff shipped over 62,000 pounds of care packages.

The care package collections will take place from Memorial Day weekend through the weekend of July 4th.  Volunteers from Operation Yellow Ribbon will be visiting the stores to greet customers and ask them to consider purchasing one or more care package items and donating them on their way out.  Operation Yellow Ribbon will then pack the donated items and prepare them for shipping.

The collection for care packages will take place over two weekends at the Cherry Hill and Marlton ShopRite. The weekend of  June 23 and 24, Operation Yellow Ribbon will be at the ShopRite at Old Racetrack, Route 70 and Cornell Avenue in Cherry Hill from 10AM to 1PM. The following weekend, June 30 and July 1, Operation Yellow Ribbon will be at the Marlton ShopRite, located at 307 W. Route 70 in Marlton from 10AM to 1PM.

There are specific items requested for the troops: 

  • Tasty Kakes
  • Protein/Energy Bars
  • Protein Powder
  • Girl Scout Cookies
  • 5 Hour Energy Drink Products
  • Mio Liquid Water Enhancer
  • Rice Crispy treats
  • Bagged tuna and chicken
  • Chewing gum/candy suckers etc.
  • Dry roasted peanuts/mixed nuts
  • Potato chips in cylinder or can
  • Dried fruit
  • Beef Jerky
  • Baby powder
  • Baby wipes
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Visine or Saline eye drops
  • Chapstick
  • Crystal Light Drink Mix Individual Packets
  • Powdered drink mix (Gatorade etc)
  • Puffs/Kleenex
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Puzzle or crossword books
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D)
  • Hand held electronic games: poker, bingo, etc.
  • Foot powder
  • Sunscreen
  • Skittles
  • Swedish Fish
  • Twizzlers
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Slim Jim’s
  • Ground Coffee
  • Tea
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds

Specialty Items for Women:

  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Moisturizing Bath Soap
  • Ladies Deoderant
  • Body Lotion
  • Emery Boards
  • Small Hand Mirrors
  • Shower Sponges/Loofahs
  • Body Wash
  • Q-Tips
  • Ladies hygiene products

The list of items requested can also be found at www.OperationYellowRibbonSouthJersey.org