National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army. Their goal was to help the needy during the Great Depression, and to honor the Salvation Army “Lassies” of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers behind the front lines in France.
Soon after the US entrance into WWI in 1917, the Salvation Army sent a fact-finding mission to France. The mission concluded that “huts” that could serve baked goods, provide writing supplies and stamps, and provide a clothes-mending service, would serve the needs of US enlisted men. Six staff members per hut should include four female volunteers who could “mother” the boys.
Free doughtnut or donut
The best thing about National Doughnut Day is that some participating store that is famous for doughnuts (Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Creme) are going to give away free doughnut for each customer.
Krispy Creme is going to give a doughnut per customer for free. However for Dunkin Donuts, you will need to buy at least a drink to get the free donuts. This is actually a good way to avoid same people from coming a few times for free donuts.
If it was me, I will go to every donuts shop and ask for free donuts. Yee haa.
Ps: Actually National Doughnut Day is not celebrated in Malaysia. This is just for additional info. However you can still try to ask free doughnut at Dunkin Donuts.
The important things is, FREE FOOD is the most delicious. Yummy.