Somerville Office of Veterans’ Services Partners with Fisher College Student Veterans for “Adopt-a-Service Member” Campaign

Somerville Community Invited to Donate Goods for Troop Care Packages

For 11 Years Fisher College has adopted a service member overseas and in their honor, the Fisher community has come together to assemble care packages to send to our troops overseas. This year, the Somerville Office of Veterans’ Services joins the Fisher College Student Veterans’ Organization to collect items to send to our troops.

Through Thursday, December 14, the Somerville community is invited to drop off donations that will be sent to our troops. A list of needed items to select from is below. Your thoughtful donation will help to bring a little bit of home to one of our many soldiers, sailors, marines, or members of the airforce and coastguard stationed around the world.  

Donations can be dropped off at the Office of Veterans’ Services located in the City Hall Annex at 50 Evergreen Ave. or at the Welcome desk at Somerville City Hall during business hours (remember: City Hall is open late Thursdays until 7:30 p.m. and closes early Friday at 12:30 p.m.). If you have any questions, please contact Bryan Bishop at Somerville Veterans’ Services (617-625-6600 x4710).

Donation Items

Food and Snacks

  • Beef jerky
  • Crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Gum
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Jelly
  • Mints
  • Nuts
  • Oreos
  • Peanut butter
  • Pretzels
  • Protein bars
  • Sandwich crackers
  • Single-serving drink mix
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Trail mix

Health and Toiletries

  • Baby wipes
  • Bar soap
  • Chapstick
  • Dental floss
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Foot powder
  • Q-tips
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving cream
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste


  • Board games
  • Books
  • Card games
  • Cards
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Magazines