While some people get lots of trick or treaters, there are always those people who buy a ton of candy and get no one knocking on their doors. While it’s easy to just gorge yourself with all those leftovers, or store them in the pantry and let them get stale, there are actually some great things you can do with all those treats, and they won’t add any inches to your waist.
A lot of organizations will collect your leftovers and send the off to people who could really use the sweet treat. Among them:
- Operation Stars & Stripes Inc. - The group collects leftovers for their of Operation Trick-Or-Treating for the Troops and uses the candy to fill up stockings that are sent to troops overseas during the holidays. The organization takes donations until November 15th. Click here for more info.
- Soldier’s Angels – Their Treats for Troops candy drive takes excess candy to give to our service members and veterans. Click here for more info
- Ronald McDonald House Charities – The organization, which provides housing and health services to ill children and their families, may collect unopened candy for their residents. Click here to find if your local chapter and see if they’ll take your leftovers.
- Operation Gratitude - Operation Gratitude’s Halloween Candy GIVE-Back event collects candy, which they send to deployed troops and first responders. Just last year they collected 533,891 pounds of candy.
- Think Locally – If you want to do something in your area, why not contact a local homeless shelter, food bank or another type of organizationand see if they’ll take your candy.
Source: Fox News