The Salvation Army of Rancho Cordova celebrated National Donut Day on June 4, by delivering donuts to Rancho Cordova Police Officers and Firefighters. The nonprofit wishes to honor the first responders with sweet treats, thanking them for their service. In total, The Salvation Army delivered about 12 boxes of donuts to police officers and firefighters.
National Donut Day became a holiday thanks to The Salvation Army’s work during World War I. In 1938, The Salvation Army in Chicago celebrated the very first National Donut Day, honoring The Salvation Army’s “Donut Lassies” who traveled overseas to provide emotional and spiritual support, supplies, and other services to our troops on the front lines in France. The Lassies also provided fresh donuts and hot coffee to soldiers fighting in the trenches in order to raise their spirits and thank them for their service.