With nearly $2.6 billion being spent on Halloween candy in 2019, there is bound to be an abundance of leftover treats. Once sorting is complete by your trick-or-treaters this year, consider donating candy that remains rather than throwing it in the trash.
Here are three options for your leftover Halloween candy this year:
The Halloween Candy Give-Back Program has been connecting communities with Military and First Responder Heroes each fall since 2007. While Halloween may look a little different this year, Operation Gratitude and their incredible volunteers are committed to continuing to give back in meaningful ways.
Soldiers’ Angels Treats for Troops is a Halloween Candy collection program where local businesses accept excess Halloween candy from kids in exchange for goodies. Perfect for your small business to participate!
- Businesses (dentist offices, grocery stores, etc.) collect excess candy and ship it to troops overseas. Participating businesses are asked to offer something in exchange for the candy (common example: dentist gives the kids a toothbrush for candy donation)
Operation Shoebox embraces a practical mission of providing hands-on support for our troops deployed overseas and returning home. This includes candy and financial donations.
- Individuals can ship candy directly to the organization to be shipped overseas.
- We recommend reusing a box to ship your candy.
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