Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy and Parish Collect Halloween Candy for Troops and Veterans
November 5, 2021
Every year, millions of pounds of candy end up in the trash after Halloween. From over-buying to kids collecting more than they can eat while Trick-or-Treating, candy is wasted across the country. This year, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy (OLFCA) and Our Lady of Fatima Parish are participating in a program that will help the community produce less waste after Halloween while also showing support for service members and veterans.
Soldiers’ Angels, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit, hosts an annual collection drive for excess Halloween candy. The organization ships the candy to deployed service members around the world for a sweet treat from home. They also utilize their “Angel” volunteers to distribute candy to veterans of all eras in VA Hospitals across the country.
“OLFCA and Our Lady of Fatima Parish are proud to team up with the national organization to get our local community involved with giving back to the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country,” organizers said in a press release.
OLFCA and Our Lady of Fatima Parish have registered with Soldiers’ Angels to be an official drop-off site for Halloween candy.