Donate Your Excess Halloween Candy to Give a Sweet Treat to Troops and Veterans

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National nonprofit, Soldiers’ Angels, is looking to collect 17,000 pounds of excess Halloween candy to share with service members and veterans.

Every year, thousands of pounds of excess Halloween candy are dumped into the trash after the holiday is over. From kids collecting more than they can eat to parents having more candy than trick-or-treaters, soon after the fun is over, the candy ends up in the garbage.

This year, instead of filling your trash can, consider donating your excess candy to the Soldiers’ Angels Treats for Troops Halloween Candy drive! Through this great annual initiative, the national nonprofit collects excess candy and ships it to deployed service members in care packages for a sweet taste of home. The organization also uses their vast network of volunteers to hand out the candy to veterans in VA Hospitals across the country.

“For our deployed service members, especially those who may be deployed to a remote area, something as simple as a box full of candy can be a huge morale booster,” said Amy Palmer, President and CEO of Soldiers’ Angels. “It’s not just about the tasty treats, but it is the thought that American’s came together to show they were thinking of them during the holiday.”

Businesses across the country are encouraged to participate by becoming an official drop-off site for the Soldiers’ Angels Treats for Troops Program. Participating businesses will not only be serving their local communities by removing excess candy from landfills and the mouths of children, but they will also be giving back to our service members, wounded heroes, and veterans. To get started, visit and register your business today!

For those parents looking to drop off their extra candy after the holiday—you can search for a drop-off site at Enter your zip code and preferred radius to find the location closest to you. New locations are added daily. If there is no location close to you, there are instructions on the site to contact Soldiers’ Angels for an address where you can ship your candy.

This year Soldiers’ Angels hopes to collect 17,000 pounds of candy for our troops and veterans.

For more information on the Treats for Troops program, visit the Soldiers’ Angels website at or email inkind(at)

About Soldiers’ Angels: Soldiers' Angels is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and a growing veteran population. Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Soldiers' Angels "Angel" volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. (Tax ID# 20-0583415). Learn more at

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