Mailing Food Gifts to Military

The most important thing to remember when mailing food gifts to U.S. service members overseas is to choose foods that are not perishable, can tolerate a range of temperatures and won’t break with rough handling. For security reasons, mail will not be delivered to “Any Serviceman”, but must have a name and address on the package.

For information on recommended food gifts as well as restrictions, see HGIC 3612, Mailing Food Gifts to Military.

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