Take the first step toward eliminating the temptation of excess Halloween candy! Medifast is collecting your extra Halloween candy and donating it to local organizations such as food shelves, nonprofits, and even the troops! Check below to see where your local Medifast location is donating extra candy:

Apple Valley: Sharing and Caring Hands, a Minneapolis-based organization that donates to and helps children and families in need.

Coon Rapids: Hope 4 Youth, a nonprofit based in Anoka, MN serving the needs of north metro young people experiencing homelessness.

Eau Claire: Operation Gratitude, an organization that annually sends over 200,000 packages of food, entertainment, hygiene and handmade items, along with personal letters to active military personnel and veterans.

Mankato: CADA Mankato, an organization that provides resources and shelter to victims of domestic abuse.

Minnetonka: ICA Food Shelf, an organization that provides assistance to communities in need, including providing healthy snacks to students who are missing meals.

St. Cloud: Catholic Charities Supportive Housing for Youth, an organization that offers housing counseling and financial assistance to young people experiencing homelessness or near-homelessness.

Roseville: Roseville Food Shelf, which provides assistance to young people and families, seniors, and those needing food services and crisis support.

Rochester: Rochester Women’s Shelter, which provides outreach, advocacy and housing to battered women and their children.

Woodbury: Operation Gratitude, an organization that annually sends over 200,000 packages of food, entertainment, hygiene and handmade items, along with personal letters to active military personnel and veterans.