ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — Friday, June 3, marks National Doughnut Day, an event started by The Salvation Army during the Great Depression. From 6 a.m. to noon, volunteers will offer coupons for Krispy Kreme doughnuts and collect donations to assist with the organization’s charitable efforts.
Volunteers will be at street locations throughout St. Louis and Krispy Kreme stores in Florissant, Fenton, South County and Fairview Heights. Donations will go toward aiding people in need during the summer. Donations of $500 made before June 10 The Salvation Army will be rewarded with up to 15 dozen doughnuts for a “Doughnut Party.”
The Salvation Army provides programs and services for almost 350,000 citizens of Missouri and Illinois annually. The organization is currently involved in disaster relief efforts following the May 22 tornado in Joplin.