Meaning of care package

care' pack"age

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a package containing food, clothing, or other items sent as necessities to the needy.
  2. a gift of treats to relatives or friends, esp. of items not readily available to them: She sends monthly care packages of homemade cookies to her son at college.
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