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2020 Extra Halloween Candy? Buy Backs, Donations & More

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Kids love Halloween and all the candy they get to eat. Most of the time, Halloween brings more candy then a child really needs. So what do you with all that leftover candy?

We’ve found four options that will hopefully make your Halloween more enjoyable.

Candy Donations to Troops

1. Operation Shoebox

packs boxes year-round with candy, but especially for the holidays. They collect donated candy to send to U.S. Troops in care packages. Individually wrapped candies; heat-resistant candy is best in warm seasons. Mail your candy donation to:

Operation Shoebox
8360 East Highway 25
Belleview. Fl. 34420


2. Earn Cash/Offers/Prizes

Through the Halloween Candy Buy Back program, Doctors across Tampa Bay are offering money/offers/prizes in exchange for your child’s candy. Some are donating these candy to the troops as care packages.



1. Klement Family Dental 

This Halloween, Klement Family Dental invites you to bring in your Halloween candy for a cause! Klement Family Dental will buy your candy for CASH and donate these sweets to American troops overseas! For each pound of wrapped candy, Klement Family Dental will give you $1 (up to five pounds).

Dates: November 2-3, 2020 from 3:00-6:00 PM

Klement Family Dental- St. Pete Location
7650 38th Ave N St. Petersburg, FL 33710


Klement Family Dental- Old NE Location

425 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704



Use it

Besides just eating it, you could always make a trail mix out of it. Use it as toppings on ice cream, inside brownies or rice krispies treats.

Save it

Save some of those treats for rewards, birthday goody bags, church or scout group activities. According to the National Confectioners Association regarding the shelf life of various types of Halloween candy:

-Chocolate: Dark chocolate can be kept for one to two years if wrapped in foil and stored in a cool, dark and dry place. Milk and white chocolates last up to eight to 10 months.

-Hard candy: Lollipops, roll candy and butterscotch candies can last up to a year when stored at room temperature or in cool, dry conditions.




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