SAN RAMON -- Blue Star Moms were out in force on Saturday, collecting donations for holiday boxes to send to the troops.

The volunteers, who had their drop zone at the Safeway grocery on Bollinger Canyon Road, are looking for items like one-size servings of instant hot cereal or Top Ramen -- products that just need the addition or water to heat and eat.

They are also looking for personal items, and individually wrapped snacks and clothing.

For a list of items that are wanted and needed, visit www.bluestarmoms.org/ under "care packages.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff