One of the items deployed troops miss most about the United States is sweets.
When Ryan Dubois, a fifth-grader at Midtown Elementary School learned that fact, he decided to do something about it.
Ryan took on an effort he called Project Candy to raise the spirits of military men and women this holiday season.
“They do so much for us,” Ryan said. “I just decided why not let them have some taste from home.”
Through his effort, his school collected more than 330 pounds of candy.