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How to send your leftover Halloween candy to U.S. troops

Since 2012, Operation Troop Treats has generated more than 12 tons of donated Halloween candy and sponsored the shipment of 1,200 care packages to U.S. troops stationed overseas.
Operation Troop Treats collects Halloween candy and ships it to U.S. troops overseas. (Operation Gratitude photo)

Those scary Halloween storms left a lot of Houstonians with leftover candy meant for trick-or-treaters.

If you don’t want to worry about all those calories or cavities, check out Operation Troop Treats.

Credit: Mark Blomquist
Operation Troop Treats collects Halloween candy and ships it to U.S. troops overseas. (Operation Gratitude photo)

They collect Halloween candy and send it to deployed U.S. troops.

Here’s how it works: Visit any participating Kool Smiles dental office through Nov. 4. They’ll exchange your candy for a toy.

Since 2012, Operation Troop Treats has generated more than 12 tons of donated Halloween candy and sponsored the shipment of 1,200 care packages to U.S. troops stationed overseas.

Along with candy, those care packages include letters of appreciation, food, entertainment, toiletries and handmade items from Operation Gratitude.

Credit: Mark Blomquist
Operation Troop Treats collects Halloween candy and ships it to U.S. troops overseas. (Operation Gratitude photo)