RE: Specials for College Students at Exams
Lord, I remember this when I was an undergrad a hundred (actually, around 30) years ago...the "care packages" frequently included homebaked cookies, "trail mix," etc.
They seem to have evolved to a much higher level nowadays...many more gourmet offerings.
At certain institutions (including my undergrad) these care packages were put together by entrepreneurial student groups. I think it's a good idea to support student-sponsored initiatives; it helps them to develop budgetary discipline, marketing skills, etc.
Of course, back in my undergrad days, my poor parents were strapped to come up with their contribution to my tuition, dorm fees, etc. No extra funds for goodies like this.
Also, my parents were and are amazing cooks...my mother would bake her own cookies to send to me...of course, the biggest problem was keeping them away from other students on the floor. I swear, one time, I returned to the dorm after Christmas break, with a variety of cookies; at least five dozen home-baked oatmeal, chocolate chip, sugar, etc. I left them in my room, went out to greet my friends, and within an hour, every last one was devoured by people who stopped by my room!