Celebrating National Donut Day with Salvation Army Minister, Charles Roberts. NDD was established to honor The Salvation Army’s Donut Lassies, who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the front lines during World War I.
The Donut Lassies are often credited with popularizing the donut in the United States when the troops returned home from war. The donut now serves as a symbol of the many social services The Salvation Army provides to more than 25 million people in need each year.
Starting in 1917, approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to American soldiers in France during World War I.
Because there were limited resources, donuts were fried only seven at a time.
Last year, more than 25 million Americans received assistance from The Salvation Army’s 3,500 officers, 65,000 employees and 3.2 million volunteers.
To learn more about National Donut Day and how you can get involved with your local Salvation Army, visit salvationarmyusa.org. or contact Charles through the contact button on this site
Oh, and thank you Starbucks for the tea and donuts