May 31, 2022

To celebrate National Donut Day on Friday, June 3, the Quincy Salvation Army will host its 2nd Annual Donut Hole Eating Competition at The Kroc Center on Thursday, June 2 at 10am among members of The Salvation Army and Kroc Center staff. The funds raised from this event will benefit The Salvation Army's Food Pantry. The following day, Friday, June 3, The Salvation Army will provide donuts to veterans at the Illinois Veterans Home at 10am in the chapel.


"We at The Salvation Army look forward to National Donut Day every year," stated Development Director Matt Schmidt. "While the Donut Hole Eating Competition is a fun way to raise money and bring awareness to this special day, it's our time at the Illinois Veterans Home that we enjoy most. To continue the tradition the Donut Lassies started so long ago of providing our nation's servicemen and women with a small token of gratitude is an honor."


National Donut Day was started by The Salvation Army on the first Friday in June 1938 to honor The Salvation Army Donut Lassies, who served donuts to soldiers in the trenches during World War I. The Salvation Army continued to provide comfort, care, and donuts to American soldiers during World War II and beyond.


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