The Salvation Army will celebrate the 82nd National Donut Day this Friday, June 5, 2020. National Donut Day began in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army’s “Doughnut Lassies” of World War 1. In 1917, more than 250 Salvation Army volunteers went overseas to aid American soldiers in France, and some of the female volunteers became known as the “Doughnut Lassies” when they began serving freshly made donuts to the soldiers. In 1938, The Salvation Army established Donut Day to commemorate the “Doughnut Lassies” and to raise awareness of The Salvation Army’s social services.
Every year, Salvation Army locations across America celebrate National Donut Day on the first Friday of June. The donut symbolizes The Salvation Army’s commitment to providing comfort to those in need through our food assistance programs, emergency disaster services and more. The Salvation Army of Greenville will celebrate by sharing Donut Day facts and highlighting our modern-day food assistance programs.
The Salvation Army of Greenville invites the community to get involved with Donut Day. The community is encouraged to share photos of their Donut Day activities and tag us @salarmygvl. The Salvation Army also encourages the community to dough-nate here or by texting "DonutDay2020" to 41444. Donations will support our food assistance programs, like grocery assistance and our food pantry.