We’ve Closed.
Operation Buckeye would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers and supporters for many years of service.
You have impacted our active deployed US military in a positive way.

Jim Caronis, founder and president, has elected to retire and move closer to family. He has supported our troops tirelessly supplying a steady stream of care packages to tens of thousands of military men and women.  His vision and drive made our brand into a Columbus institution. We do not currently have a successor. It is with heavy hearts that we will be closing OB with the last packs being held on Saturday, May 11 & 18 from 1-3 pm.


Come join us at the pack to celebrate the organization and Jim’s success. Snacks will be provided!

Operation Buckeye Board of Directors.

Jim Caronis, our founder, and team finish the 40,000th milestone box

Welcome to Operation Buckeye

OPERATION BUCKEYE was formed with the sole purpose of sending boxes to our troops as a way to thank them for their efforts and to bring them a touch of home. The physical conditions they endure are challenging and being away from family for long periods is a true hardship. Over 38,000 care packages have been shipped to date!

Trying to bring a touch of home and brighten the day of a soldier, the boxes contain items that are both treats and necessities. Beef Jerky and hard candy are two of the favorites, along with drink mixes (to give water a better taste).  Chips, cheese crackers, canned fruit, granola bars, tuna snacks, Girl Scout cookies, tooth brushes and paste, books, deodorant, foot powder, peanuts, puzzle books, and wipes are only a partial list of items sent.

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