Yankee Stadium hosts care package drive for vets

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Hundreds of volunteers are helping prepare holiday care packages for overseas servicemen and women at Yankee Stadium.

It's the program's seventh year, and about 5,000 members of the military will receive gifts this year.

The United Service Organizations team up with about 300 volunteers and the New York Yankees to collect, sort, pack and ship care packages to troops on the front lines.

Shipments include treats, hygiene products, notes of appreciation and Peanut Chews -- a classic dating back to World War II.

"It's so important to remember the sacrifices that our military doing for us and the sacrifices they make for us every day," says Caitlin Servian, a candy company affiliate.

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