National Donut Day
The Salvation Army Southern California
National Donut Day, held annually on the first Friday of June, was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army’s “Donut Lassies” who served these treats to soldiers during World War I. This significant occasion established the donut as a long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide.
Salvation Army Famous Doughboy Doughnut Recipe - The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division Online News
The Salvation Army is known for many things, but did you know that we have a famous donut recipe? During World War I, Salvation Army workers served coffee and doughnuts to soldiers in the trenches. Rations were poor so the doughnut idea was conceived as a means of bringing cheer. Salvation Army workers provided spiritual aid and comfort to the American soldier and allies, becoming a link with home and family. Find the recipe here.