It’s a good day to have a donut (or twelve). Donut lovers unite, for today is your day, National Donut Day! Let us gather ‘round and ring in this day of donut excellence. We love this day almost as much as we love Bring Your Donut to Work Day. Wait, that’s not a thing? Oh.
The History of Donut Day
So just how does one create a Donut Day, and just how does one go about making it the first Friday in June? The Salvation Army has your answer.
During World War I, female Salvation Army workers, often called “Donut Lassies,” would bring supplies of all sorts to soldiers on battlefronts. Among those supplies was the beloved donut. This act was an effort to raise spirits as rations were poor.
The Salvation Army established National Donut Day in 1938 as a way to honor the “Donut Lassies” and ask that you support Donut Day with donations or through volunteering. This helps thousands of people who battle hunger every day.
If you’re interested in scoring a free donut (yes this is a FREE FOOD ALERT), many donut shops offer a no-purchase-necessary, hot, glazed donut to the public (some locations may vary).
Donut Day Celebrations
Dunkin Donuts: Free donut with the purchase of any beverage
Krispy Kreme: Free donut of your choice
LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee: Print this ticket and redeem at shop to receive a free donut
Randy’s Donuts: Free donut holes (up to 5 per person)
Shipley’s Donuts: Free glazed donut
Entenmann’s: Free donuts at their Union Square Park event in New York City. They’re also offering a sweepstakes to win free donuts for a year.
If you’d like to make your own donuts, Allrecipes’s shares a recipe for crispy and creamy donuts. With nearly 1,000 reviews and a 4.6 out of 5 stars rating, you can be sure it won’t disappoint. Go ahead, make these sweet babies and proceed to eat donut after donut until they are gone. Just be sure to make another batch so others can taste (sharing is caring, right?).
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