Jun 6 2013
National Donut Day – June 7, 2013

National Donut Day

Donut DayJoin us on June 7th, as we celebrate National Donut Day!  We will be at Burbank’s Donut Prince from 7:30am – 9:30am to commemorate The Salvation Army’s influence on bringing donuts to The United States! Donut Prince is located at located at 1721 W. Olive Ave., Burbank CA 91506.  Those in attendance will get to relive history as Salvation Army “Donut Lassies” hand out free donuts to veterans. A portion of all sales at Donut Prince, as well as over 1000 other participating local donut shops displaying the National Donut Day poster, will be donated to The Salvation Army’s Haven Program for veterans.

BakeMark, a company with over 90 years in the baking industry, and an enthusiastic supporter of veterans, is sponsoring this special tribute.   BakeMark will also be presenting a $10,000 check to The Salvation Army in honor of National Donut Day and the veterans The Salvation Army serves.

About National Donut Day

National Donut Day commemorates the women volunteers who cooked donuts on the World War I battlefield, providing nourishment and care for American G.I.s.  The pastries – virtually unknown in the States at the time – proved so popular that when the “doughboys” returned home, their demand for the sweet treat created the culinary phenomenon of the donut that has been embedded in American culture ever since.

For more information on the history of National Donut Day, please visit, www.nationaldonutday.net.

We would like to give a big Thank You to our supporters, Donut Prince and BakeMark for your generous donations to The Salvation Army!

Be sure to check out our Historical Donut Day photos!

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