National Donut Day 2024

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It’s time for the sweetest day of the year, National Donut Day! As Americans celebrate all the gooey goodness of donuts on June 7, they may not know that, unlike other fun holidays, Donut Day has a deeper meaning.

National Donut Day became a holiday thanks to The Salvation Army’s work during World War I. In 1938, The Salvation Army in Chicago celebrated the very first National Donut Day, honoring The Salvation Army’s “Donut Lassies” who traveled overseas to provide emotional and spiritual support, supplies, and other services to our troops on the front lines in France. The Lassies also provided fresh donuts and hot coffee to soldiers fighting in the trenches in order to raise their spirits and thank them for their service.

This year, we will be recognizing local businesses dedicated to Doing the Most Good. Nominations for businesses Doing the Most Good have now closed. Stay tuned to see who will be honored on Donut Day!

You can follow the day's activities on social media at #DonutsDoGood and #NationalDonutDay