Doughnut Day has inspiring historical roots. During WWI, Salvation Army workers aiding soldiers abroad decided it would boost morale to serve doughnuts to those on the front lines. Very resourceful, workers fried seven at a time in military-issued helmets. In 1938, the Salvation Army decided to honor those “doughnut lassies” by creating National Doughnut Day, a nationwide fundraiser for the SA’s social service programs; today, the annual celebration still raises money for the organization (watch for volunteers collecting donations throughout the Chicago area, or donate online here.) Dunkin’ Donuts is giving out free doughnuts with any beverage purchase all day (on Friday, June 7), but don't you think you’d be more satisfied with a freshly fried fritter from a local favorite?
Here are some locales across the country to check out for that free donut
Some unusual flavors to consider too -