Savory Story Behind National Doughnut Day
As you may know, the first Friday of June has a connection to one particularly savory sweet confection – the donut. But, do you know the story behind National Donut Day? The first donut day event took place in 1938 in Chicago as a fundraiser created by The Salvation Army to assist the disadvantage during The Great Depression.
Present Day Chicago continues to keep the tradition of giving back alive. Through The Salvation Army’s Mobile Feeding and Outreach Program, funds raised on National Donut support Chicagoland area:
- Food pantries;
- Nutrition programs for children; in addition to,
- Meals for senior citizens and homeless.
You can support The Salvation Army’s effort by making an online donation now!
Other Fun Facts About National Donut Day
- National Donut Day pays tribute to The Salvation Army “Donut Lassies” who supported front line troops during World War I.
- The nickname “Donut Lassies” originated from two volunteers that used limited supplies, resources and soldier helmets to fry much appreciated donuts for the troops. (Seven at a time.)
- “Donut Lassies” didn’t just make donuts for soldiers. They also provided stamps, writing supplies, meals, and mending services.
- National Donut Day helps raise funds and increase awareness about the many social service programs The Salvation Army offers.
How Glen Lerner Gives Back Supports Efforts of The Salvation Army
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys proudly partners with The Salvation Army in the Chicagoland area. One annual event the law firm gives back to and supports is the distribution of family meals over the Thanksgiving holiday. Additionally, the firm gets involved with the annual toy giveaways during the Christmas season at the Ray & Joan Kroc Center.
Glen Lerner hopes that other business and individuals who can will also get involved and show an interest in making a difference like The Salvation Army. Together the power of joining together does make a difference.