5 sweet ways to donate unwanted Halloween candy to a good cause

Oct. 25, 2017, 1:38 PM CDT / Updated Oct. 28, 2021, 2:04 PM CDT / Source: TODAY
By Ronnie Koenig

How to donate Halloween candy to the troops, sick kids and more

Ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic means Halloween might look a little different this year, but one thing is the same: You can still donate your extra candy to a good cause.

Kids might think there’s no such thing as too many sweets, but as a parent, you know that sometimes, that bag full of sugar might be too much for your little one.

Donate Halloween candy 2021

If you’re concerned about the calories of those fun-size bars adding up, or just tired of your little ghosts and ghouls bouncing off the walls in a sugar rush, check out the organizations below which will gladly accept candy donations — for a good cause!

Where to donate Halloween candy

1. Treats for Troops

Run by Soldier’s Angels, this program allows you to send sweets to soldiers. Kids can earn buyback prizes, and you can get a tax deductible receipt for your donation.