Manasota Operation Troop Support has served over 350 local deployed combat troops from Southwest Florida serving in the Middle East in the United States Military. Each troop receives at least one package a month, at no cost. These boxes of love are filled with protein, sweet and salty snacks, socks, personal items and mail from home. MOTS serves every branch of the service, every tour. The troops' families are also supported with social gatherings, holiday gifts and monthly packing parties. Local schools fill the care packages with letters, poems and pictures. It all adds up to more than just a box of food, it brings more than that, it brings Hope from Home.