Free Food Friday for National Day

June 02, 2011

At the beginning of each month, we list the observances that are recognized for that month.

Click Chicago Real Estate Forum to read all about them.

Now, here’s one more for you to chomp on.

Friday, June 3 is National Donut Day, a countrywide observance created by our own Chicago Salvation Army. In honor of the day, two local chains will be giving away pastries.

On Friday, participating Krispy Kreme locations will offer a free donut of any variety with no purchase necessary, and participating Dunkin’ Donuts will provide a free donut with the purchase of a drink.

National Donut Day has been celebrated on the first Friday of June each year since 1938, when the Chicago Salvation Army decided to throw a fundraiser to help the needy during the Great Depression and to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.

The Chicago Salvation Army still produces that fundraiser and this year will celebrate its 73rd Annual Donut Day.

There will be entertainment for the whole family on Friday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago.

For every donation made to a Donut Day Tagger or online through June 30, each dollar will be matched by a generous friend of The Salvation Army. Funds raised during Donut Day support feeding programs for children, seniors, the homeless and families in need.

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