Get free donuts for National Donut Day in CNY. What a way to start a Friday!

The Salvation Army started National Donuts Day in 1938 to honor the women who served the doughnuts to soldiers in World War I. It began as a fund-raiser for Chicago’s Salvation Army where the goal for the 1938 fund-raiser was to help the needy during the Great Depression.

According to National Day Calendar:

In 1917, the original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was first served by the ladies of the Salvation Army. It was during WWI that the Salvation Army Lassies went to the front lines of Europe. Home cooked foods, provided by these brave volunteers, were a morale boost to the troops. The doughnuts were often cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of American soldiers. American infantrymen were then commonly called “doughboys.” A more standard spelling is donut.

Donate $2.00 to the Salvation Army and get a free donut at Holland Farms Bakery and Deli, 50 Oriskany Blvd, Yorkville on June 1st only. 

Dunkin Donuts says on Facebook that it's giving away a free classic donut on Friday, June 1, with the purchase of any beverage. Their classic donuts have new names. The Vanilla Frosted Donut has been renamed “Party On,” now featuring festive, confetti sprinkles and a blue icing drizzle. The Boston Kreme is now the Boston Kreme Bash, a classic filled donut with Bavarian creme filling, frosted with chocolate dipping icing and a blue icing drizzle.

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