The Salvation Army and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Celebrate National Doughnut Day
The Salvation Army is celebrating the 75th annual National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 1 by giving away 2,000 free doughnuts. The Salvation Army is widely credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States by feeding American soldiers the tasty confection during World War I.
National Doughnut Day was first celebrated in Chicago in 1938 to help the needy during the Great Depression and commemorate the work of The Salvation Army â€œdoughnut lassiesâ€ who served soldiers during the War. The first Friday in June each year marks an important date in American food history and raises awareness for the critical services that The Salvation Army provides to those in need each day.
The Salvation Army and numerous volunteers will be distributing free doughnuts to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Doughnut Day. In addition, The Salvation Army is asking the public to nominate local organizations that are â€œdoing the most goodâ€ in Grand Rapids to be surprise recipients of a free dozen doughnuts on Doughnut Day. Doughnut distribution will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Nominations begin immediately and will conclude on May 28. To volunteer for either event or to nominate an organization, please visit tag.sakentcounty.org or contact Angela DeVries at 616.459.3433 or via email at Angela_DeVries@usc.salvationarmy.orgShare this on... ... or email it to your friends.