Covington helps the troops organize The Candy Buy Back Program. Covington placed a box in each one of Real Living’s 8 offices and agents donated candy to fill the boxes. This year was a huge success with a grand total of 9414 lbs of candy being sent to the troops. Yearly the event is a collaborative effort among local health agencies and other community members to address the issue of childhood obesity and dental health among our local children. After Halloween, participating dentists and physicians purchase unopened candy from young trick-or-treaters for $1 per pound. They then coordinate with local shippers to send the candy to Operation Gratitude, which fills thousands of care packages for troops overseas.