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Great Care Packages for College and Boarding School Students

6 treats for your distant (and hungry) scholars

Cookstr suggests items for care packages to be sent to college students

The recipes featured below are all easily packaged and mailed, giving far-flung students a much-appreciated taste of home. — Photo by Alto/Getty Images

When back-to-school means long-distance travel for children or grandchildren attending boarding school or college, home-cooked food becomes a precious commodity. It might not be practical to ship these young scholars their favorite meatloaf or eggplant Parmesan, but the recipes featured below are all easily packaged and mailed, giving far-flung students a much appreciated taste of home. Although these recipes don't require refrigeration, if you're mailing perishable foods, remember to use frozen gel packs or dry ice and ship them overnight so they will stay fresh until stuffed into the mini-fridge — or devoured upon delivery. … Back to Article

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