Definition of care package in English:

care package


North american
  • A parcel of food, money, or luxury items sent to a loved one who is away.

    • ‘I think Bill has a backup plan — mail it to Frank in a care package.’
    • ‘She also makes sure the soldiers themselves have care packages.’
    • ‘Included in a gratefully received care package was the above book.’
    • ‘Perhaps you two could even make each other a care package.’
    • ‘Mom just came by here with a care package.’
    • ‘Anyhow, got downtown, did some shopping for a care package, then went into work.’
    • ‘In my almost 12 months of deployment here, I have learned a lot about care packages.’
    • ‘She was there in Curtis Park here in Denver for a community service morning where they were packing up care packages for military families.’
    • ‘Also, the first of the care packages from Laura arrived today!’
    • ‘George came by with a food care package from his mother this afternoon.’
    • ‘A few moments later a care package arrived from Percy, complete with a crew of yard hands.’
    • ‘Friends of mine who are involved in the peace movement sent care packages.’
    • ‘I've had little care packages from friends which is always nice.’
    • ‘We even see a sample care package sent by a freed African American woman in the North to her enslaved kin.’
    • ‘Create a care package for a friend who recently got a new job.’
    • ‘Have a care package or note already waiting for him on the first day.’
    • ‘Instead of calling mom for a care package or eating out, try your hand at making your own.’
    • ‘Today, we are packing up care packages to send overseas.’
    • ‘She sent my unit 4 huge care packages, over a hundred dollars in just postage!’
    • ‘She has her care package ready for the next move.’


Probably from the CARE Packages originally distributed by the humanitarian organization Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe after World War II.