Move America Forward (MAF), a nonprofit supporting American troops on the front lines, is giving families, medical offices, schools, businesses and everyone else in the country a chance to sell back excess Halloween candy so it can be included in care packages sent to military personnel overseas.
At least one Greater Prescott business owner, registered dietician Elisa Olivier-Nielsen of EON Consulting, is participating in MAF’s Halloween Candy Buyback Program, paying $1 per pound of candy brought in up to $4 from Nov. 1-7.
“As a registered dietitian, I am looking forward to providing our community with a creative way to reduce their sugar intake after Halloween, while promoting this wonderful program that allows people to be a blessing to someone they never met,” Olivier-Nielsen says. “I am delighted to be able to partner with this organization to bless our troops overseas and possibly make new connections.“
Anyone who wants to drop candy off should call her at 928.300.1542 to schedule a time to do so at her Prescott Valley office.
Families can also donate candy directly to the organization by sending it to: Halloween Candy Buyback, Move America Forward, 3105 Fite Circle Suite 108, Sacramento, CA 95827. They can also send toiletries such as toothbrushes and toothpaste and messages of support to the troops who will receive the care packages, especially from children. This can be done with or without registering on the website, but all donations should be sent to the group by December so they can be included in the holiday care packages.
Move America Forward has donated about 700 tons of care packages to soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen serving overseas since 2006.
For more information about the program and how to participate visit