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How To Make Snack Packs and Hygiene Kits For the Homeless by Travis Sharpe

Have you ever wanted to give something to someone who was homeless but just weren't sure what?

Have you ever been frustrated because you had the opportunity to speak to someone but you didn't know how to "break the ice"? If so, then maybe snack packs or hygiene kits are the answer!

These are awesome little packages that you can put together and keep in your car so that you can be armed and ready the very next time that you have an opportunity to be a blessing to someone in need.

I want to give you some suggestions here on how to put together these two different bags of blessings. But to be honest, just about anything you can dream up to put in the bags would more than likely be awesome.

It has been my experience that most people I meet seem to like and appreciate the snack packs the most. I guess that's because we all enjoy a good snack! Most of all, have fun and be a blessing.

Suggested list of items for your snack packs


Granola bar

Individually wrapped peanut butter

Bottle of water

Vienna Sausage

Slim Jim

Individually wrapped candy

Chewing gum


Fruit cup

Hand sanitizer

Gospel tract Pocket size New Testament

You can add anything you want to add just be sure that you don't include chocolate or other snacks that might melt or go bad.

Suggested list of items for your hygiene kits

Hand sanitizer


Wet wipes

Wash cloth

Band aids

Bottle of water


Individually wrapped candy

Lip balm

Small bottle of shampoo

Body wash or soap




Cough drops


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Pocket size New Testament Other Tips We like to use one gallon Ziploc brand bags as they just seem to hold up better than other brands. Use small sandwich size bags to put the individually wrapped candy and cough drops in. This will help to safeguard against them melting and messing up the whole bag. Avoid putting anything in the bags that could possibly be abused such as medicines, mouth wash, etc. These bags are great to use as a way to break the ice and start a meaningful conversation.

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