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National Doughnut Day

Date: Friday, June 5th, 2020
Location: Downtown Toronto

Annually celebrated on the first Friday of June, National Donut Day was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honour The Salvation Army’s “Donut Lassies,” who served these delicious treats to soldiers during World War 1.

The Salvation Army celebrated the first ever National Donut Day in Chicago back in 1938. The celebration was to help raise funds during the Great Depression and commemorate the work of these women. Today, the donut is symbolic of all the social services The Salvation Army provides to those in need.

During the current global pandemic, it serves as a token of appreciation to those working on the front lines and serving the community.

The Salvation Army still serves meals, treats and hydration to those in need during times of disaster.

For more information about National Doughnut Day, please contact Elena Livertovsky at or 416-321-2654 x210.