Tomorrow (June 6) is National Doughnut Day, an event begun during the Great Depression by the Salvation Army as a way to raise funds and bring awareness to the organization’s social service programs.
It also commemorates the “doughnut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, doughnuts, for soldiers on the front lines, initially during World War I.
For this year’s Doughnut Day, participating Krispy Kreme shops are giving away a free doughnut of any variety just for the asking.
Dunkin’ Donuts is also giving away a free doughnut with the purchase of any beverage.
Of course, the catch is there’s only one outlet of each of those bakeries here in the Inland Empire.
Anyone can donate $1 to the Salvation Army by simply “liking” Entenmann’s on Facebook. Click here to do so.
You can always make a “dough”-nation directly to the Salvation Army by clicking here.
For more information on the history of Doughnut Day, click here.