The Salvation Army Celebrates National Donut Day

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The Salvation Army will celebrate National Donut Day, a day first established by The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938. To mark the day, The Salvation Army San Francisco Corps are offering free donuts and coffee to veterans, staff of the VA Downtown Clinic, and the public while asking those who enjoy a donut to share a photo to their social media profiles using #GivingIsSweet. 


Why: Held annually on the first Friday of June, this year’s National Donut Day marks more than 100 years since The Salvation Army’s “Donut Lassies” served the delicious treats to American soldiers on the front lines during World War I. The Salvation Army Donut Lassies are often credited with popularizing the sweet treat in the United States when the troops returned home from war.

The donut now serves as a symbol of the services and comfort The Salvation Army provides to more than 25 million people each year.

“It is a privilege to show appreciation for our veterans’ service with a fresh donut and hot cup of coffee, just as The Salvation Army Donut Lassies did a century ago,” said Lieutenant Colonel Cindy Foley, Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army Golden State Division.

When Friday, June 1, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 Where: San Francisco VA Downtown Clinic, 401 Third Street near Harrison

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