NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A local dentist office is organizing a candy buyback program that benefits troops overseas and some local schools.
“Treats for Troops” is a competition put on by Snodgrass-King for several Spring Hill and Mt. Juliet schools.
News 2 spoke with Dr. David Snodgrass who said the competition benefits both schools and troops.
“We’ve got the schools in competition with one another. The children are bringing the candy to the schools and the schools are bringing it in. And we’re actually paying the schools for the amount of candy that the children collect so the schools are getting money for the candy,” he explained. “We’re taking that candy then and sending it to the troops overseas with a great organization called Operation Gratitude.”
Last year, the program collected about 2,300 pounds of candy.
This year, organizers are hoping to collect between 4,000 to 6,000 pounds.
Snodgrass-King encourages everyone to donate any unwanted candy at their Mt. Juliet and Spring Hill locations.