Doughnut Day 2020 Looked a Little Different

Doughnut Lassies - Stella Young - Salvation Army WWI
by Alberta

On the first Friday of June we celebrate National Doughnut Day in honour of the “Lassies” who were out on the front lines serving meals, giving supplies and providing a friendly face to soldiers in the trenches during WWI. These women provided comfort to soldiers and for that we celebrate their hard work and dedication.

This year’s Doughnut Day was on June 5, and it was one for the history books as a global pandemic forced many of The Salvation Army Ministry Units to park their canteens. In response, though, people were encouraged to bake their own doughnuts this year as supporters were given the famous recipe that dates to the war years.

Social media posts came flooding in using the hashtag #DoughnutDay2020, tagging The Salvation Army on their attempts at the recipe with family and friends. The smiles and feeling of togetherness did not change this year as families were still able to indulge in doughnuts in the comfort of their own homes.

Many Salvation Army Ministry Units used this day to create doughnuts to support frontline workers while teachers who have been helping deliver kids kits in certain communities were thanked with a basket full of doughnuts. Other Ministry Units raised money for the Partners in Mission campaign, which The Salvation Army congregations and ministry units play an important role in supporting. This self-denial campaign provides the necessary money to carry out the ministry of The Salvation Army worldwide and raises funds to continue providing services and programs in countries devastated by poverty, illness, and natural disasters.

Although Doughnut Day may have been a little different this year, one thing has not changed since WWI and that’s The Salvation Army is still serving those in need in times of crisis.

Salvation Army doughnut recipe