It's amazing how a song, smell, and even a meal can remind you of home.
This Christmas it's hoped that a slice of Christmas Fruit Cake will make Townsville troops overseas feel like they're home.
The cake donation courtesy of Alice River Lions, will be going to service men and women who are serving overseas this festive season.
Over 400 of the mini delights will be received by defence personnel, with Aussie treats like Tim Tams added into the care packs too as part of Herbert MP Cathy O'Toole's Deployed Soldier Christmas Appeal.
Around 200 care packages are on their way to Afghanistan, the Philippines, the Middle East, Solomon Island, and East Timor.