Dentists use candy program to help support troops

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A national program is turning Halloween candy into cash while helping support U.S. troops stationed overseas.

The "great candy buy back" is starting to kick into high gear at many dentist offices around the country.

Here's how it works: for every pound of Halloween candy you bring in, they will give your child a dollar, then send the candy in care packages to troops serving in war zones.

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