Do you want to send our soldiers a delightful package?
They are certainly our heroes.
While you may have considered filling the package with candies, cookies, sugary drinks, and more, it is important to realize that these items can increase stress, may contribute to attention disorders, and could potentially harm overall functioning.
Well, this is what gift baskets usually contain.
EfshariBari suggests that you select foods that will strengthen them in field conditions and will both benefit their health and delight them.
Here are some examples of foods that are compact, suitable for any condition, and individually packaged for personal use:
- Protein and energy bars; protein-rich bars for athletes
- Personal dry snacks, like pretzel sticks and crackers in sealed bags
- Dries fruits: dates, figs, raisins, and mixed dried fruits in sealed bags
- Peanuts, almonds, and nuts in a sealed packaging
- Canned tuna preserves
- Cartons of cooked legumes, including hummus, lentils, and beans
- Ready-to-eat oatmeal
- Individual halva snacks
- Sugar-free bubble gum and candies
- Energy gels: concentrated energy drinks for athletes
- Electrolyte powder designed for rehydration, available at pharmacies
If you would like to send our soldiers cooked or fresh food, it is wonderful. However, we have to bear in mind that when considering the contributions of sensitive cooked food, the risks of food spoilage due to improper handling and transport, along with an elevated risk of sanitation issues, are higher. Moreover, it is susceptible to sanitary hazards and might harm to the soldiers’ health and fitness.
Please consider the following recommendations:
- Dry food that does not require refrigeration or freezing, in sealed and original packaging, valid, and from a recognized manufacturer.
- Ready-to-eat food that does not require refrigeration or freezing, in sealed and original packaging, valid, and from a recognized manufacturer.
- Sealed and valid preserves, with no damage or signs of rust on the packaging.
- Whole and washed fruits and vegetables, packaged to prevent contamination.
- Pastries that do not require heating or refrigeration to stay sanitary.
- If you plan to buy ready-to-eat food for immediate consumption from restaurants or catering companies, it is crucial to verify that these establishments have a valid license (business or manufacturing license):
- It is advisable to choose individual packaging.
- Please note that transferring the products is conducted in accordance with the standard shipping conditions for these businesses, which include maintaining a temperature of up to 5 degrees Celsius for refrigerated food and at least 65 degrees Celsius for warm food.
- Any hot or cold-cooked food that remains unconsumed should be discarded.
- It is essential to maintain proper food storage to prevent humidity, contamination, rodents, and other pests.