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An Online Solution for Snack Attacks at College

Online campus bookstore efollett.com has teamed up with online grocer Peapod to offer college students a variety of care packages that can be ordered online and shipped anywhere in the continental United States.

Students can purchase a pre-made care package or create a care package for themselves or a friend by clicking on the Peapod icon located on the efollett.com home page.

Financial arrangements between the companies were not disclosed.

Students low on cash can also submit a parent's e-mail address and efollett.com will send an e-mail message to Mom or Dad suggesting that they send their son or daughter a care package from Peapod.

Peapod Packages offers four care packages designed specifically for students -- the Late Night Study Buddy, the Student Snack Pack, the Healthy Snack Pack and the Microwave Meals Pack.

Students and parents who choose to create a customized package can select from 7,000 non-perishable food items, health and beauty care products as well as pet merchandise and household goods. All packages are delivered within four to eight business days, Peapod said.

"With finals just around the corner, we know students will be experiencing the 'munchies' big-time. Teaming with Peapod provides a way for efollett.com to keep these students going strong during finals." said Tim Dorgan, senior vice president of e-commerce for Follett Higher Education Group.

efollett.com is a central Web site that channels students to textbook information and distribution capabilities at more than 600 Follett campus bookstores.