The Salvation Army and Bashas’ family of stores celebrate National Donut Day

The Salvation Army and Bashas’ family of stores celebrate National Donut Day
National Doughnut Day was created more than 80 years ago in 1938. (Source: Min An from Pexels)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Salvation Army is partnering with Bashas’ stores across Arizona for National Donut Day on Friday, June 7.

The Salvation Army started National Donut Day in 1938 on the first Friday in June. It was created to provide support during the Great Depression and to honor the Donut Girls who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the frontlines of World War I.

"The donut is a symbol of the comfort and support that The Salvation Army gave to more than 295,000 Arizonans last year,” said Captain Ellen Oh, The Salvation Army Tucson Area Coordinator. “Bashas’ is a valued community partners that helps us provide that comfort and support year-round.”

Bashas’ will donate 10 percent of the proceeds of donut sales on National Donut Day to support The Salvation Army’s variety of social services.

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. They have 7,600 centers across the country.

The Salvation Army will be inside the Bashas’ on Oracle Road and Golder Ranch Drive handing out donut samples from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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