In Kind Donations

In-kind donations of products and services are vital to the USO’s efforts. Individuals and companies provide valuable resources which help support programs and center operations.

Donation Drive: For many troops and military family members, USO Centers are the last stop before heading back on overseas duty, on deployment, to training or to boot camp. They greatly appreciate the complimentary snacks provided en route. Encourage your community or work group to host a donation drive to collect individual-sized, pre-packaged snacks for our troops to enjoy. The list below details commonly needed items. Also, donations of gift cards for local restaurants, entertainment, etc. are wonderful additions for Welcome Home Goody Bags.

Food and Beverage Items (all items must be individually packaged):

  • Lunchables
  • Healthy Choice Frozen Dinners
  • Frozen Cheeseburgers, Burritos, Breakfast Sandwiches, Pizza, etc.
  • Yoplait Yogurt
  • Cheesesticks
  • Frito Lay Chips Variety Packs
  • Pringles Variety Packs
  • Nabisco Cookies Variety Packs
  • Muffin and Danish Variety Packs
  • Fruit Cups Variety Packs
  • Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Nature Valley Bars
  • Chex Mix
  • Snyder’s Mini Pretzels
  • Cases of Water
  • Cases of Soda

Gift Cards:

  • Fast Food Restaurants (Chik-Fil-A, Taco Bell)
  • Coffee Shops (Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts)
  • Sit-down Restaurants (Friday’s, Chili’s)
  • Drugstores (Walgreens, CVS)
  • Grocery Stores (Publix, Sweetbay)
  • Entertainment (AMC Movies, Regal Cinemas)

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Rolls of Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Plastic Forks, Knives and Spoons
  • Sanitizing Wipes
  • Decks of Cards
  • Stamps

Individually packaged snacks and drinks:

• Assorted chips • Assorted nuts • Crackers • Donuts • Granola bars • Individually wrapped snack cakes • Slim Jim/Beef Jerky • Muffins/Pasties • Pop-tarts • Fruit cups • Assorted candies • Mac n cheese • Chef Boyardee • Bottled water • Variety of canned soda • Fruit juices/V8/orange juice

Frozen and Refrigerated items:

• Hotdogs/hamburgers and buns • Chicken nuggets/chicken wings • Sliced cheeses/shredded cheeses • Butter/milk/creamers • Fruits and vegetables • Frozen waffles • Sausage, bacon, and eggs

Kitchen Supplies/Office Supplies:

• Ziploc bags - all sizes • Clorox wipes • Dish Soap • 13 and 39-gallon trash bags/tall kitchen trash bags • AA & AAA batteries • Holiday decorations/pens • Copy paper

We are unable to accept gift cards of any kind. *We need higher-priced items that are not in our budget, if interested, please contact us for details. *Due to safety protocol, we are unable to accept homemade goods.

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