Got Leftover Halloween Candy?
Wondering where to donate your leftover Halloween candy?
The Manna Food Center is encouraging residents to donate their candy to Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends care packages to the troops.
After most holidays, Manna receives an influx of leftover treats, including candy, cakes and cookies, and the donations result in more non-nutritious food than Manna can handle.
For example, Jenna Umbriac, director of programs at Manna Food Center, said one person donated over 400 pounds of loose candy last year.
To get the word out that Manna is not accepting donations of candy, Manna has posted the following messages, stressing the importance of providing healthy and nutritious food to neighbors in need, on its Twitter account:
— Manna Food Center (@MannaFoodCenter) October 31, 2016
— Manna Food Center (@MannaFoodCenter) October 30, 2016
— Manna Food Center (@MannaFoodCenter) October 29, 2016
— Manna Food Center (@MannaFoodCenter) October 28, 2016
Operation Gratitude welcomes your donations of candy, which will be sent to the troops:
— Operation Gratitude (@OpGratitude) October 31, 2016
You can find information about drop-off locations for Operation Gratitude on its website, here.