June 7th is National Donut Day! Whether it’s powdered, custard-filled, or frosted, this classic treat is always delicious, making National Donut Day a great reason to celebrate.
It helps to know how the June date originated: During World War I, volunteers who wanted to support troops were charged with preparing food to deliver to soldiers on the front lines in France. The Salvation Army dispatched over 250 women there, who found that battle-tested helmets were perfect for frying up to seven doughnuts at a time.
In 1938, the Salvation Army decided to honor these proclaimed “doughnut lassies” by recognizing an annual pastry holiday that could also raise awareness (and money) for their charitable efforts. National Doughnut Day was born.
In honor of National Donut Day, stop by the bakery for some fresh donuts or buy a box to share with friends, family, and coworkers!
North Water Bakery & Deli/Captain's Galley Room
133 N. Water St.