Operation Baking GALS (Give A Little Support) is a website where you sign up to bake cookies for the troops overseas. I personally don't know anyone that serves in the military, but since I like to bake I thought I would send something over. I signed up over Christmas last year and I received this e-mail on Christmas day:
I just got your Christmas care package. Thank you so much! It's great to get a taste of home out here. I haven't had anything homemade in far too long, much less delicious cookies. I can't believe they made it here in this good of condition. All that packing works very well. I work in our company command post, so I've been sharing the wealth with all of our Soldiers who come to get their mail. They love them, too. The brownies with the peanut butter in the middle were a big hit. Have a great holiday season!
SPC Brett Dibbern
Camp Bucca, Iraq
It was so uplifting to get a message like that on Christmas day. I sent more cookies in April and I received a similar message. I just signed up again and I will be shipping cookies in early September. If anyone would like to add to my shipment I will gladly send them along. They also love candy, gum, crackers, beef jerky, granola, trail mix, etc.