Iowa Cookie Crumbs

1,386,833 Cookies Sent !!!

Over One Million, Three Hundred Eighty Six Thousand !!

Next Packing: November 10

Holiday Cheer Cookie Packing

See Newsletter for Details

Chip cookies are now okay to send!

All packings at Emanuel Lutheran Church

2444 North Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA

Thanks to all who made our 2019 Operation Holiday Cheer A Huge Success!!Volunteers pictured packed 32,016 Cookies at the Cookie Packing !
The Iowa Cookie Crumbs were formed in January 2007 by Abbie Crawford. We are part of Jeanette Cram's network of Treat the Troops "Crumbs".
Treat the Troops is a project started in the early 1990’s by Jeanette (the Cookie Lady) in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Her mission was very simple. She wanted the deployed American military personnel living in tents or temporary quarters to know that people at home were supporting and remembering them.
Jeanette began baking and sending boxes of homemade cookies and treats along with letters of thanks and support to our military men and women serving in the Middle East. Over twenty five years later, she and her "Crumbs" are still baking up a storm. We are the only group of such bakers in the states of Iowa and Nebraska.
Jeanette has a military approved website Treat the Troops open to all deployed service personnel. There they can make a request for a box of cookies. The Cookie Lady then forwards some of these requests to her "Crumbs" every month. It is our job to see that the requests are filled as soon as possible. Since 2007, the Iowa Cookie Crumbs have sent over one million three hundred fifty thousand cookies to marines, soldiers, airmen and sailors.
In 2013, Abbie Crawford became a board member of Treat the Troops.