jadak, nothing to be leary of... I sent about 5 dozen out last time, a couple weeks back. You can send whatever amount you like. This is just to give those guys and gals a taste of home. How it works.... there are team hosts (I am one of 30 this time), we recruit bakers and people who want to back. Then during the 10 mailout window, everyone mails their box. You will get the information for the address once you join a team. Each team is assigned or has chosen a soldier/s to send packages too. You can choose to put other non perishable items in as well, but it isn't a requirement. This is an amazing cause and makes you feel so much better when you are finished. My little girl helped me last time so her cookies were storebought, but she was so happy about the chance to write a letter and bake some cookies. It is very rewarding. I was in the Navy from 1998-2002 and was deployed during 9/11, my ships battlegroup were the 1st Navy vessels to arrive after the incident... we fought for boxes that came in from church groups, business groups, organizations, bakeries... you name it... it is such an awesome feeling to know that complete strangers cared enough to send something to brighten your day! Usually the assigened recipient will disseminate the cookies to their unit... so if you are interested let me know if I can help you out with other questions. You can join any team listed on the website www.bakinggals.com
chose round 4 teams.. you will register and then join a team from there! Hope you choose to join the cause!