National Donut Day commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided writing supplies, stamps, clothes-mending and home-cooked meals, and of course, donuts, for soldiers on the front lines.
With limited resources, these treats were fried, only seven at a time. The Salvation Army’s Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance cleverly thought of frying donuts in soldiers’ helmets.
When the men came back home from World War II, they brought their love of donuts with them.
Ryke's Bakery provides these traditional donuts all day and for a donation to The Salvation Army, you can enjoy one of you very own!