The Salvation Army Celebrates National Donut Day

In honor of the 75th annual National Donut Day on Friday, The Salvation Army is collaborating with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and giving away 2,000 free donuts.

The Salvation Army and numerous volunteers are giving them out to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. They are also surprising a local organization, who was nominated for doing good in Grand Rapids, with a dozen donuts. Donut distribution will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Marge's Donut Den in Wyoming is also giving away free donuts all day long. The owner, Marge Wilson, says they will make about 5,000 of them.

The Salvation Army is widely known for popularizing the donut in the United States by feeding American soldiers during World War I.

National Donut Day was first celebrated in Chicago in 1938 to help the needy during the Great Depression and commemorate the work of those who served the soldiers during World War I.

In Kent County, The Salvation Army provides help to those with housing problems, assistance to those with utility and other critical expenses, care and support for young teen parents, rehabilitation for those struggling with addictions, and much more.