Nichole Hannahs

Sweet Treat Helps Local Organization

by Nichole Hannahs on June 13, 2014 at 6:48 am

The Salvation Army honors a tradition that’s been going on since 1938.

Traditionally, National Donut Day takes place the first Friday in June. The day honors the "Doughnut Lassies", women from the Salvation Army that traveled overseas during World War I and II to serve the tasty treats to soldiers.

"The ladies would and would go and give donuts to the soldiers. Donuts and coffee and they would actually go into the front lines," said Salvation Army Office Coordinator Mindy McCloy. "They would go into abandoned buildings that they called huts and they would serve the soldiers."

To assist the Salvation Army in its mission the Pick ‘n Save said ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of boxes of donuts sold on Friday’s in June will go to the organization.

"It’s great for our community. That’s why we’ve teamed up them to try and help them out too," said Assistant Store Manager Roy Stackhouse.

The Salvation Army and Pick ‘n Save have held this fundraiser for the last three years. The donuts are $3.99 a box.