According to mommypoppins.com, the average jack-o-lantern bucket gets filled with close to 7,000 calories after a night of trick-or-treating. That’s over three days worth of the total recommended calorie intake for an average adult.
With the candy overload seeping into the month of November, a lot of parents are looking for alternatives for their children’s candy, rather than their bellies.
Here are some ideas:
Rexburg Family Crisis Center– Located at 16 E Main Street will accept donations during their regular business hours, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.–2p.m.
Operation Shoebox- This group reaches out to military personnel, at home and away on duty, by sending them shoeboxes full of donated items. They accept donations through the mail at:
8360 East Highway 25
Belleview, FL 34420
Any Solider- This group also sends out donated items to troops all over the world. They accept mailed in donations at:
Any Soldier Inc.
P.O. Box 715
Waldorf, MD 20604
With Veterans Day a little over a week away, these are great ways to show your support while bettering the health of your family.