A local dental office is hoping you limit your candy consumption this Halloween.
They have a way to use the excess - Treats for Troops.
Rodek Dental Arts in Cherry Hill has now partnered with Soldiers' Angels Treats for Troops.
Soldiers' Angels is a national 501(c)3 which collects excess Halloween candy and ships it to deployed military. Volunteers from Soldiers' Angels also distribute candy to veterans at VA hospitals.
"I have friends who have served (in the military). This will brighten things up for those who are serving," she said.
The only stipulation for donations is that the candy must be individually wrapped. There is a drop area at Rodek Dental Arts. The staff there also hopes their local effort will support the vision of Soldiers' Angels, which is "May No Soldier Go Unloved." "When you are deployed to a combat zone, there are many comfort items you may go without for an extended period of time,” said Amy Palmer, President and CEO of Soldiers' Angels, in a press release. "Receiving care packages from home is a wonderful and unexpected surprise. The joy these service members get from opening a package of treats from home is immense and has a profound impact on their morale. The same can be said for veteran patients in VA Hospitals. Some patients have no family or regular visitors. When our angel volunteers come in with treats like candy, the spirits of these patients are immediately lifted."
Rodek Dental Arts is located at 2204 Singerly Road, Elkton.
The drive runs until November 9. The dental office is open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday. O'Bryan said she hopes it will be an annual endeavor at Rodek.