Entenmann’s Honors The Salvation Army and National Donut Day!

The Salvation Army loves its friends in corporate America, especially the ones who come bearing donuts! For three years, the good folks at Entenmann’s Bakery have helped us celebrate National Donut Day – this year on Friday, June 7 – with a sweet promotion.

Starting today through June 15, Entenmann’s Bakery will donate $1 to The Salvation Army for every person who “likes” the Entenmann’s Facebook page, up to $30,000. They’ll also be rewarding winners with “Free Donuts for a Year” and additional prizes through a sweepstakes link on the Entenmann’s Facebook page.

Entenmann’s will also feature donuts branded with The Salvation Army logo to honor Donut Day at
the following retailers in the Western US:

Food 4 Less
Fred W Albrecht Grocery
Piggly Wiggly West
Save Mart
Stater Bros
Vallarta Supermarket
Wilson Farms

More about National Donut Day
The Salvation Army in Chicago celebrated the first National Donut Day in 1938 to raise money during the Great Depression. They honored Salvation Army “donut lassies” who fed the tasty treat to American soldiers during World War I. Among those recognized were Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance, who came up with the idea of frying donuts in soldiers’ helmets near the front lines. Donut Day is now celebrated across the United States on the first Friday in June!

What’s The Salvation Army’s connection to donuts?
We’re glad you asked! According to food historian John T. Edge, credits the Army with introducing the donut to American serviceman during WWI and WWII.

Click this link to watch a :45 second video to learn more.

For more on National Donut Day and Entenmann’s Bakery, please click here for a link to our National Headquarters website.

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