Coffee & Doughnuts a perfect pair
Coffee and doughnuts what a perfect pair. Today is National Doughnut Day. Yes, that means you can eat doughnuts all day long! Glazed, cream filled, chocolate covered, sprinkle covered, powered sugarâ€¦ So many doughnuts to choose from, and only one day to pig out. This is a fun way to celebrate a delicious treat, but did you know that National Doughnut Day was created by the Salvation Army?
National Doughnut Day was first celebrated 73 years ago in the city of Chicago as was a way to honor Salvation Army Doughnut Lassies.
You might ask what are Doughnut Lassies? According to the Salvation Army blog, Doughnut Lassies was the nickname given to the female Salvation Army volunteers who traveled through the trenches during World War I to deliver soldiers doughnuts and coffee. These Doughnut Lassies wanted to comfort the physically and emotionally drained soldiers, so they made donuts. The Doughnut Lassies delivered a delicious treat and a boost of joy to the soldiers during a bleak time.
National Doughnut Day originated to celebrate Doughnut Lassies, but also served to raise funds and awareness for the Salvation Army. Today the tradition of helping the Salvation Army continues. If you are interested in learning more about Doughnut Day or the Doughnut Lassies, CLICK HERE.
As you enjoy a doughnut, or doughnuts, with a cup of coffee today, remember how National Doughnut Day started back in 1938!