The QuakerJack Foundation teamed up with Operation Gratitude, encouraging the public to donate leftover Halloween candy to the troops.

For a sixth consecutive year, Bethpage Ballpark will serve as a collection point for extra Halloween candy that Long Island Ducks fans wish to donate to troops.

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Candy will be collected and mailed to Operation Gratitude by the QuakerJack Foundation, to be used in care packages sent to troops fighting overseas. Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000-plus care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to new recruits, veterans, first responders, wounded warriors, care givers and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas.

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If you're donating, please separate the candy to distinguish chocolate and non-chocolate items. In addition to Halloween candy, donations of dental hygiene products such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, mouthwash (travel-size) and sealed lip balm are also welcome.

Donations will be accepted at the Bethpage Ballpark executive offices during business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) through Friday, Nov. 6.

For more information, visit liducks.com.

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