National Donut Day

June 2, 2017 all-day

National Donut Day was established in 1938 in Chicago during the Great Depression as a way to raise awareness and funds for The Salvation Army’s social service programs. National Donut Day also commemorates the Donut Lassies, who served donuts to the American soldiers on the front lines during World War I. Donut shops across the country celebrate the day by handing out free donuts, and some even partner with The Salvation Army to donate a portion of proceeds.