Where to donate your leftover Halloween candy
October 29, 2021
TheTakeout.com | By Brianna Wellen
Here’s a little secret: candy is around all year long. Sure, we hype it up for Halloween, but you can get a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or Skittles (apparently the top Halloween candy of 2021) or even candy corn during any season. So when your kids come home from trick or treating with a massive haul—or if you find yourself with lots of leftovers when the witching hour ends—don’t feel like you need to hoard your stash. Donate it.
TODAY shared a list of five organizations accepting candy donations, all for good causes. There are some universal ground rules—all candy must be unopened, no homemade treats, etc.—but almost everything is fair game.
- Soldiers’ Angels is all about getting care packages to U.S. troops overseas, and their Treats for Troops program is about making some of those packages just 100% full of candy. Kids can get buyback prizes from drop-off locations, and parents get a sweet, sweet tax-deductible receipt.