Celebrate National Donut Day on Friday, June 5

Jun 2, 2020

America’s heroes need to be celebrated, and National Donut Day is the perfect day to do it. 

Held on the first Friday of June, National Donut Day was originally established to honor The Salvation Army’s service to soldiers during World War I (read history). The historical significance of National Donut Day has a fresh meaning in light of COVID-19. 

“Now, more than ever, we could all use a little more hope,” said Commissioner David Hudson, national commander for The Salvation Army. “On National Donut Day, we’re continuing the century-old tradition of bringing comfort to communities across the country.”

Locally, Cub grocery stores are celebrating by donating 400 fresh donuts to The Salvation Army Northern Division. 

The Salvation Army has been serving people on the frontlines for more than 100 years, and we continue to provide food, hydration, and comfort to those responding to crisis. 

These services have been adapted further in response to COVID-19. Since the beginning of the outbreak, The Salvation Army has provided personal protective gear donations, meals, hydration, and other supplies to frontline workers across the country. 

Please join The Salvation Army in serving those affected by the COVID-19 crisis by giving a donation or signing up to volunteer. Your help will provide emergency assistance and hope for people and families in desperate need.

If you are feeling lonely, fearful or hopeless due to the COVID-19 crisis, call our Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline at 877-220-4195 anytime between 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Central Time. Trained Salvation Army officers, employees and volunteers will be available to talk, listen to you, and pray for you. 


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