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"Operation Troop Treats" Encourages Local Children to Give Back to Troops

The FDA has provided guidelines for a safe Halloween that include injury prevention from costumes and contact lenses and illness from sweet treats

The candy that is collected will be shipped to troops serving overseas "so they can have a small reminder of what is going on back home in the US", the office said.

Based on a survey featuring over 2,000 Americans from halloweenexpress.com, the majority of states in the country don't like candy corn and licorice comes in second place as the least desired.

If you have a surplus of candy, there could be a drop-off site near you.

Kool Smiles' "Operation Troop Treats" is in full effect now through Saturday, November 4 in an effort for local children to give back to USA troops overseas. "We actually send it to the troops overseas".

The event allows local businesses to buy back Halloween candy with cash, coupons and more.

The goal of the Halloween Candy Buyback program is to remove "excess Halloween candy from kids while supporting our troops", according to the website.

Lastly, the Halloween Candy Buy Back will collect your candy and pay you $1 for every pound you donate for the troops. The candy will also be sent to troops through Operation Gratitude.

Candy can be exchanged during the company's office hours: 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturday.