Tolland, CT -Halloween may be over, but the treats keep coming. Yanni Family Orthodontics recently received more than 400 pounds of candy collected through their Candy Buy Back Event. Students at local schools collected more than 20 boxes of candy and area residents turned out to the event to fill the bins. Yanni Family Orthodontics donated the collected candy to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. The candy will go to families who receive assistance through the hospital’s food bank. Currently, the food bank serves 1500 families.


“We are overjoyed with the amount of candy we collected,” says Dr. Janice Yanni. “Because of the students and everyone who turned out to our event, we are able to help out those in need this holiday season. We can’t thank everyone enough!”


The winning classrooms in the participating schools received $100 and a pizza party from Dr. Yanni. The orthodontist office also donated candy to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Springfield, MA. Yanni Family Orthodontics plans to do this again next year and encourages all the local schools to participate to help double the amount of candy collected.