Happy National Doughnut Day!

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Today (June 1) is the 75th annual National Doughnut Day!

The special day, held annually on the first Friday of June, was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army’s “Donut Lassies” who served these treats to soldiers during World War I. This significant occasion established the doughnut as a long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide.

This year, through June 23, Entenmann’s Bakery will donate $1 to the Salvation Army for every person (up to $25,000) who “likes” the Entenmann’s Facebook page. The bakery will also be rewarding lucky winners with “Free Donuts for a Year” and additional prizes through its Facebook page.

In addition, the 1,200 Southern California doughnut shops and bakeries that use products by BakeMark, the leading manufacturer and distributor of bakery products and ingredients – your local doughnut shop is very likely one of them – will donate a portion sales from every doughnut sold today to the Salvation Army to help support its Haven homeless shelter in West Los Angeles. Just look for the poster above.

Krispy Kreme,
whose sole Inland Empire location is at 4485 Mills Circle in Ontario,
will be giving away a free doughnut of any variety to all its customers
today. (One per customer, please!) For more information, click here.

To “dough”-nate to the Salvation Army, click here.

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