Today is National Donut Day and this celebration is one that has an incredible legacy dating back to 1938!
The history is that the Salvation Army had “dough lassie” volunteers who would serve donuts to soldiers during World War I. In 1938, the Chicago branch of the Salvation Army launched the official National Donut Day as a fundraiser. The fundraiser was designed to honor the contribution of women and to assist those struggling during the Great Depression.
In case you want to partake in the goodness and celebrate, below is a list of freebies and discounts in Arizona.
Bashas’ Supermarkets: Buy 12 doughnuts and get six doughnuts free Friday.
Dunkin’ Donuts: Free donut with any drink purchase on Friday.
LaMar’s Donuts: Get a free doughnut for stopping by Friday and if you buy a dozen doughnuts get a free cup of coffee.
Walmart: The retailer is giving away 1.2 million free donuts across the country plus free samples of Seattle’s Best Coffee from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at participating locations.
Entenmann’s: The company encourages fans to create their “dream donut” as part of its Fan Flavor Challenge. You could win $5,000 and a year’s supply of donuts. Even better, your donut will be created during the 2019 holiday season! Entries will be accepted through 5 p.m. on June 14.