Freebies for National Doughnut Day

Posted on June 1, 2009

>National Doughnut Day or National Donut Day falls on the first Friday in June. It will take place on Friday, June 2 in 2023. It is fun day to celebrate doughnuts. Each year some retailers participate and celebrate the day with freebies or special doughnuts.

Holiday Insights says that National Doughnut Day honors the Salvation Army "Lassies" of WWI. The brave volunteers went to the front lines in Europe and made home cooked foods, including doughnuts, for the troops.

The original Salvation Army Doughnut was first served by Salvation Army in 1917. During WWI, Salvation Army "lassies" were sent to the front lines of Europe. These brave volunteers made home cooked foods, and provided a moral boost to the troops. Often, the doughnuts were cooked in oil inside the of the metal helmet of an American soldier. The American infantrymen were commonly called doughboys. Salvation Army lassies were the only women outside of military personnel allowed to visit the front lines. Lt. Colonel Helen Purviance is considered the Salvation Army's "first doughnut girl".

It is good to know there is actually an important reason behind a holiday like National Doughnut Day. The volunteers were indeed extremely brave for taking home cooked foods to troops fighting on the front lines.

Some of the freebies for National Doughnut Day 2022 included offers from Krispy Kreme, 7-Eleven, Pinkbox, and Dunkin'. Take a look:

Krispy Kreme says it is the biggest doughnut day of the year for them. Krispy offered a free doughnut of your choice. They also offered a dozen of Original Glazed doughnuts for $1 with the purchase of a dozen doughnuts. Dave Skena, Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer, says, "We love our tradition of giving fans any doughnut they want on National Doughnut Day."

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